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Bihar Minister Kartikeya Singh who resigned from post hours after appointment (File Photo/ANI)
Bihar Minister Kartikeya Singh who resigned from post hours after appointment (File Photo/ANI)

Bihar minister resigns from post, hours after portfolio change

ANI | Updated: Aug 31, 2022 23:07 IST


Patna (Bihar) [India], August 31 (ANI): Bihar minister Kartikeya Singh, who was moved from Law portfolio to the Sugarcane portfolio on Wednesday morning, has resigned from his post. Singh has an outstanding arrest warrant against him in a kidnapping case for which he was granted interim protection till September 1 by a Danapur court.
CM Nitish Kumar has accepted his resignation and sent it to Governor Phagu Chauhan, the CMO informed.
Notably, his resignation came hours after his portfolio was moved from the state's law ministry to Sugarcane.
The Additional charge of the Sugarcane Industries Department has been given to Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Alok Kumar Mehta, as Singh is no longer a member of the Council of Ministers.
After reports of a warrant against Kartikeya Singh emerged, the Bihar BJP on August 17 had demanded the Nitish Kumar government show courage and sack the minister with immediate effect. (ANI)

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