Bihar Transport Minister resigns from Nitish Kumar Cabinet

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Patna, May 17 (UNI) Bihar Transport Minister Ramanand Prasad Singh resigned from the Nitish Kumar government today.

Mr Singh, who became the Minister on April 17 during the state Cabinet reshuffle, submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Minister, who in turn, sent it to Governor R S Gavai for acceptance.

The resignation came after Mr Singh's name resurfaced in connection with a case in 1990 when he was chargesheeted by the state Vigilance Bureau.

He was posted as the Fuel Technologist at the Kanti Thermal Power Station in Muzaffarpur at that time.

He was accused of purchasing poor quality pipe for the Thermal power station following which the Vigilance department conducted a raid in Mr Singh's official residence and recovered unaccounted jewellery and documents showing huge investment.

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