NCP demands Kushwaha clan member to be sworn in as CM

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Patna, Apr 15 (UNI) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should step down and instead appoint a member of Kushwaha clan for the post of chief minister of Bihar.

Adressing a press conference here, party's state unit president Upender Kushwaha said Mr Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state because of the support from the Kushwaha clan.

He enjoyed the power for two and half years, now he should step down to appoint a member of the clan as the chief minister.

Even the representation of women has been reduced to one in the new ministry of Mr Kumar and it is deplorable, Mr Kushwaha added.

He also alleged that Mr Kumar had given undue importance to a particular section of the society in the cabinet expansion. He also asked the chief minister to explain the reason why the portfolios of State Sugarcane Development Minister Nitish Mishra and Cabinet Minister Narender Narayan Yadav were changed, and why State Rural Development Minister Baidynath Mahto was asked to resign from the ministry.

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