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Bihar Minister, Accused In Kidnapping Case, Resigns Amid Protests

Bihar Minister, Accused In Kidnapping Case, Resigns Amid Protests

Kartik Kumar was made the Law Minister after Nitish Kumar formed the new Bihar government

A minister in the Nitish Kumar government, who is an accused in a 2014 kidnapping case, resigned on Wednesday night amid protests by the opposition.

Earlier in the day, the Bihar Law Minister Kartik Kumar, a leader from the alliance partner Rashtriya Janata Dal, was moved to the sugracane department over kidnapping allegations.

The resignation has been accepted and forwarded to the Governor, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office.

Kartik Kumar was made the Law Minister after Nitish Kumar formed the new Bihar government by dumping the BJP.

The Minister was believed to have been chosen by his party RJD as part of Tejashwi Yadav’s outreach towards Bhumihars, a politically powerful upper caste largely sympathetic towards the BJP.

The BJP had strongly criticised the Nitish Kumar government when Kartik Kumar was appointed as the minister.

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