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Sugarcane Industry Minister Kartik Kumar resigns

Kartik Kumar was shifted from the law department to the sugarcane industry department on the advice of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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Patna: Embroiled in controversies, Bihar Minister Kartik Kumar, whose portfolio was changed from Law to Sugarcane Industry earlier in the day, resigned from the state cabinet on Wednesday night.

According to an official release, Kartik Kumar submitted his resignation to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar late Wednesday night.

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Nitish Kumar accepted his resignation and forwarded his recommendations to Governor Fagu Chauhan.

The responsibility of the law department has been given to Shamim Ahmed whereas the land reforms and revenue minister Alok Kumar Mehta has been entrusted with the responsibility of the sugarcane industry department.

Earlier in the day, Kartik Kumar was shifted from the law department to the sugarcane industry department on the advice of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

It may be recalled that Karthik Kumar, a close confidant of former RJD MLA and heavyweight leader Anant Singh, was under opposition’s attack since he had taken the oath as cabinet minister on the day he had to surrender before the court in connection with an abduction case.

When the matter came to light, Kartik Kumar justifying his move pleaded that he had already mentioned the details in his affidavit.

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