Jamshed Ashraf resigns from assembly, JD(U)
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
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.