Chaudhary offers to quit as Bihar JD(U) President

Bihar Water resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chadhary offered to quit as the JD(U) state President, saying he needed to work overtime to discharge his ministerial responsibilities.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 19:31 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Water resources Minister
Vijay Kumar Chadhary on Sunday offered to quit as the JD(U) state
President, saying he needed to work overtime to discharge his
ministerial responsibilities.

"I have sought permission from Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar to quit from the post of the state unit JD(U) President
as it will be difficult for me to do justice to organizational
responsibilities in the wake of my induction in the NDA
government as a minister," he said.

"The chief minister has given me a portfolio that
requires me to work overtime," Chaudhary said arguing that
under the circumstances it will be difficult for him to do
justice to his assignment as the party chief.

The duties as the state unit JD(U) chief will require
full attention as there was need to overhaul the party
structure from the block to state level in the wake of its
landslide victory in the assembly polls, he said.

Chaudhary, who was appointed as the state unit JD(U)
President last year in place of Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias
Lallan Singh, said there were "a number of capable leaders"
in the party to take his place and he would request the
leadership to choose his successor in due course.

Chaudhary was, however, awaiting "a green signal"
from the chief minister to go ahead and submit a formal
resignation to JD(U) President Sharad Yadav to pave the way
for the appointment of his successor.

PTI