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RCP Singh resigns from JDU after party seeks reply on corruption allegations

Former Bihar minister RCP Singh resigned from the Janata Dal (United) after the party despatched discover over corruption allegations.

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and former Union minister RCP Singh.

File photograph of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (left) and former Union minister RCP Singh.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Former Union minister RCP Singh resigned from JDU on Saturday
  • Earlier, JDU despatched a discover to RCP Singh looking for reply on corruption allegations
  • RCP Singh was requested to file his reply on the earliest

Former Union minister RCP Singh resigned from the Janata Dal (United) after the party despatched a discover over corruption allegations.

Janata Dal (United) on Saturday issued a showcause discover to RCP Singh over ‘discrepancies in immovable properties’ and he was requested to file his reply on the earliest.

“A complaint has been received with evidence from two associates of Nalanda District Janata Dal (U), in which it was mentioned that discrepancies in immovable properties registered from 2013-2022 in his name (RCP Singh) and that of his family were noticed,” the showcase discover learn.

The letter hailed Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, saying he has been working on a ‘zero tolerance coverage for corruption.’

“As directed, the party expects you to immediately submit a reply about your clear opinion point by point on the points of complaint,” the letter concluded.

WHO IS RCP SINGH?

A former Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer, RCP Singh had received Nitish Kumar’s belief whereas on central deputation within the late Nineteen Nineties when his political mentor was a union minister. Singh had taken VRS in 2010 to hitch politics.

RCP Singh had served because the principal secretary to Nitish Kumar throughout his first 5 years as chief minister. Last 12 months, Nitish Kumar selected to step down because the party’s nationwide president and RCP Singh appeared to be on a roll, changing his patron and clinching a cupboard berth on the Centre shortly afterwards.

However, it turned out that RCP Singh accepted the ministerial put up with out the consent of Nitish Kumar who was against BJP’s coverage of “token representation” to allies.

The Bihar chief minister’s unhappiness turned evident quickly as RCP Singh was requested to surrender the party chief’s put up. The denial of one other Rajya Sabha time period prompted him to lose his cupboard berth and plenty of party leaders perceived to be near him had been booted out.

(With inputs from PTI)

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