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Soumaya Jain resigns from Delhi Mohalla Project after uproar

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's Daughter Has Resigned From Her Position In The Mohalla Health Clinic Project In An Attempt To Quell Allegations Of Favouritism Within The Aam Aam Aadami Party, Even As Her Father Claimed That She Was Just Working As A Volunteer And Did Not Receive Any Benefits From The Government.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 14 Jul 2016, 10:54:04 AM

New Delhi:

Soumaya Jain, the daughter of Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain, has resigned from her position as the ‘manager’ of Mohalla Project after an uproar about alleged nepotism in the Aam Adami Party. 

Delhi government came under heavy criticism after media reports revealed that Health Minister’s daughter was overseeing the Mohalla Health Clinic project without any official appointment or merit.

Although, Satyendra Jain admitted the involvement of his daughter, but he denied that it was a case of corruption or nepotism, as she has not been provided with any facilities or benefits by the Delhi Government. 

“Saumya Jain is not being provided any facility from the government and she is working as a volunteer. Saumya has been involved with me in the work on the Mohalla Clinic project from much earlier,” he said. Jain also claimed that his daughter gave up her admission in IIM Indore to help the people of Delhi. 

However, media investigations had revealed that Saumaya has been given an office ninth floor on the Delhi Secretariat building with a team of seven people with laptops, guided by a doctor from the Health department.

Soumaya’s resignation is being seen as an attempt to kill the controversy against Aam Adami Party, as the political party prides in its battle against nepotism. 

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First Published : 14 Jul 2016, 10:46:00 AM