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Bihar appointment scam: Nitish suspends accused JD-U legislator from the party

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PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today suspended party legislator Mewalal Chaudhary from the JD-U after the police registered a case against him for alleged illegal appointments.

The case was registered with the Sabaour police station in Bhagalpur district on Tuesday after Chaudhary’s name figured in the appointment scam.

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All these illegal appointments took place in the Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur where the accused served as its vice-chancellor prior to joining politics, reports said.

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The case was registered on the orders by the Governor of Bihar who also happens to be the Chancellor of the Universities of the State.

Chaudhary is a first time lawmaker. He was elected from Tarapur seat in Munger district in 2015 assembly elections.

Prior to him, his wife Neeta Chaudhary had represented this seat.

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