AAP senior leader and Delhi transport minister Gopal rai resigned from his portfolio on health grounds. Satyendra Jain who holds the important portfolios of PWD, health, power and home would now be handling the department of Transport.
Gopal rai sought relief from the responsibility of Transport Department on health grounds as he had recently undergone a major surgery.
The reasons to his resignation are speculated to be the corruption charges against him and his resignation coming at a time when 21 AAP MLAs face disqualification for holding “office of profit”, raises suspicions.
Gopal Rai is now handling the departments of Labour, Irrigation and Flood Control, General Administration Department (GAD), Development and Employment.
“The Lt Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi with Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to allocate portfolio of Transport Department to Satyendar Jain, Minister,” a notification issued by GAD yesterday said.
Last month, he had announced Premium Bus Service Scheme to encourage the car users to leave their vehicles and use public transport.