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Facing corruption charges, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai quits citing health reasons

Rai had earlier said that he was “ready to go to jail” if corruption was proven against him in the bus service scheme.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2016 4:13 pm
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Delhi’s Transport Minister Gopal Rai, who was accused of indulging in corrupt practices in implementing government’s app-based premium bus service scheme, on Tuesday resigned from his post citing health reasons.

Rai, who recently underwent a surgery and is currently undergoing physiotherapy at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, had earlier on Friday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and requested that he be relieved of his responsibilities.

Delhi’s PWD and Health Minister Satyendra Jain has been asked to take charge of the Transport Department.

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Rai’s resignation comes just days after his name cropped up in connection with allegations of corruption in the city government’s app-based premium bus service scheme.

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BJP MLA Vijender Gupta had reportedly filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), alleging that the AAP government was favouring an aggregator with regard to the premium bus service scheme and no norms had been followed.

Rai had earlier said that he was “ready to go to jail” if corruption was proven against him in the bus service scheme.

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    Chander Pal
    Jun 14, 2016 at 11:12 am
    Naxalite got a role to change his face but in between greed took over. A K should stop blaming every one in position to cover up his serious shortcomings in managing affairs of Delhi. Only shouting that every one is corrupt and 'I' am the chosen one got him this far. No more, we want a government which works
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      IML sood
      Jun 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm
      Ploy is simple for this corrupt Aaptard,he will get himself admitted in some Delhi Govt. hospital or Nursing home to avoid any summon fro ACB, and further some Kujli slaves or his stooges will start crying as helpless victims and blame ACB for unnecessary haring a sick Aap man on instigation of Central Govt. These are the tactics generally used by corrupt politicians and some Kujli ministers are no exceptionBut be aware the hands of law is very long and effective.But where are Aaptards hiding now,their no is decreasing rapidly now.
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        Piyush
        Jun 14, 2016 at 11:54 am
        Khujli govt is all about increasing bribe rate 4fold in delhi ...asli chotti h sab
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          Rajesh
          Jun 14, 2016 at 11:24 am
          *are s
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            Rajesh
            Jun 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm
            Delhiites are s who voted for freebies.
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