Akhilesh sacks two ministers Gayatri Prajapati, Raj Kishore over corruption charges

Akhilesh Yadav.

Lucknow: The ruling government of Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pardesh led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today took strict action against state Minister Gayatri Prajapati and Panchayati Raj Minister of State Raj Kishore, over corruption allegations by immediately sacking them from their posts.

According to senior official, “The Chief Minister has sacked Gayatri Prajapati, Raj Kishore and a letter for the same has been sent to governor Ram Naik for acceptance at Raj Bhavan for recommending the sacking.”

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Akhilesh was believed to be unhappy with the minister who was involved in controversy over allegations of promoting illegal mining.

Prajapati faces a slew of serious corruption charges including kickbacks in mining contracts, land-grabbing and extortion while Kishore was accused of land-grabbing.

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Prajapati was considered very close to Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The move comes following the Allahabad High Court (HC) ordering a CBI probe into allegations of illegal mining in the state.

 

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