Bihar Politics: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has questioned the distribution of ministerial posts in the Grand Alliance government in Bihar and asked that “RJD has 79 MLAs and it has 17 ministerial posts have been received and JDU quota has 46 MLAs (including one independent) and has got 13 ministerial posts. Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) has four MLAs and has got one ministerial post. Then the Congress has 19 MLAs, so why has it got only two ministerial posts.
On Wednesday, Azad said in an interview to ‘PTI-Bhasha’ that the formation of government by non-BJP parties in Bihar is a welcome step, but the Congress has not got a fair share. He also said that except the Congress, other constituents have got a good number of ministerial posts in the Grand Alliance.
Azad raised questions on his own party
The senior Congress leader said, “The allocation of portfolios in the Bihar cabinet has also been done without any logic and it is surprising that no one from the Congress even pressurized for proper share in the ministerial posts.” He said that the Congress should have got at least four ministerial posts and if it had happened, the party would have got a chance to represent all sections of the society. According to him, the Congress could not make any minister from the upper castes because of not getting a fair share.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad said that during the distribution of ministerial posts, the Congress should have been aware of its share in the assembly on the basis of its numerical strength. He said, “If this was the case, then we would have had four ministers and people from the upper caste community could have been included easily.” On the other hand, Congress’s Bihar in-charge Bhakta Charan Das has said that there will be three ministers and two from the party quota. Ministers have taken oath and a minister will take oath later.
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