Patna: Ramai Ram, the Mahadalit minister in Nitish Kumar cabinet is unhappy over the fact that he has been denied the post of deputy Chief Minister
While all others ministers of the new cabinet assumed their offices on Monday, Ramai Ram was seen rather reluctantly reporting for work in transport Department on Tuesday.
He expressed his displeasure to the media and said, “I will not hesitate to say I am unhappy. Though I have taken charge of the transport department with a heavy heart, I will take a decision on my future course of action after the Nitish government seeks confidence vote.”
An eight-time MLA from Bochaha in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, Ramai Ram was seen demanding the deputy CM's post on grounds of his seniority even before Nitish Kumar took oath on February 22. He ranks fourth in the cabinet of Nitish Kumar after the CM and two ministers – Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and Bijendra Prasad Yadav.
According to a Times of India report, Ramai Ram claims that he was promised deputy CM's post when a move was made to remove Manjhi hence he was highly displeased when the same was not fulfilled.
He also said that he was unsatisfied with the department allotted to him. He said, “There is not much work in this department. I want such a department where I can do something for the poor.”