Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today dismissed Rural Development Minister Chandra Sekhar Dubey, apparently for recently levelling corruption charges against him, but he did not specify the reason.
An hour before the speech of Governor Syed Ahmed on the first day of the budget session, Soren met him in Raj Bhavan and handed him a one-line recommendation to dismiss Dubey.
According to a Raj Bhavan communiqué, Ahmed immediately approved the recommendation.
Though there was no official word on the chief minister's action, a ruling coalition leader said Dubey's recent accusation that Soren was 'the most corrupt CM Jharkhand ever had' led to the action.
Later, Soren told reporters in Garwha that the decision was of the ruling alliance's Coordination Committee.