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Irked at constant absence from House, BJP seeks dismissal of Lalu’s minister son from Nitish cabinet


PATNA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought dismissal of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav from the Nitis Kumar ministry for his “repeated” absence from the House during the ongoing budget session of Bihar legislature.

Yadav who comes at number three position in the government remains in charge of three key portfolios which include health, minor water resources department and forest & environment.

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The BJP has made this demand after he was found repeatedly bunking the House sessions and the other ministers answering queries related to his departments on his behalf.

“Either he should be trained or dismissed,” demanded former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

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“We are ready to cooperate with the minister. We assure we won’t ask any supplementary questions from him but he will have to be present in the House,” Modi said adding the minister had hardly attended the House for five-six days in the past one month.

Modi also asked the former chief minister Rabri Devi to take the matter seriously and initiate steps to train her son.

Yadav has been in the line of opposition’s ire ever since he joined Kumar cabinet. Earlier this month, the opposition went after him when he rudely behaved with a BJP lawmaker Vijay Singh after the latter asked a supplementary question in the House.

“Don’t’ interfere in the middle while I answer the question raised by another member,” was how he told a BJP leader, inviting strong protests from the opposition.

Earlier, he had behaved in a similar manner with another opposition member Devesh Chandra Thakur.

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