Jamshed Ashraf resigns from assembly, JD(U)
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Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:30
Patna: Former excise minister in the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar today resigned from the state assembly as well as the primary membership of the ruling Janata Dal (United) to protest against the 'anti-minority' outlook of the Kumar government.

The NDA government has meted out a 'step motherly' treatment to the muslims during its four and a half year rule, he told a press conference here.

The minority community had bestowed trust in the Chief Minister but he failed to do anything that could alleviate the conditions of the muslims, Ashraf said after announcing his resignation from the state assembly and the JD(U).

The former excise minister highlighted the JD(U) leadership's rejection of the claim of the minority community in the biennial Rajya Sabha polls for five seats one of which has been vacated by Ejaj Ali.

The Chief Minister did not bother to give representation to the Muslims in the Rajya Sabha which spoke about his 'anti-minority' posture, Ashraf, a sitting MLA from Ballia assembly seat in Begusarai district said.

He, however, did not elaborate his future course of action.

Meanwhile, the state legislative assembly secretary Surendra Sharma said that his office has not received resignation of any member of the house.

Ashraf was earlier this year sacked by the Chief Minister from his government for breach of confidentiality of the state government in violation of the provisions of the constitution by going public with his allegation of alleged scam in the excise department.


First Published: Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:30

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