After furore, Delhi health minister's daughter quits as adviser

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-14 15:03 New Delhi: After receiving flak from the opposition, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's daughter on Thursday resigned as adviser to the Delhi government for its 'mohalla clinics' project. Jain, announcing the resignation of his daughter Soumya Jain, denied allegations of nepotism in her appointment in a non-executive post, and said she wasn't being paid any money for the job. A controversy erupted on Wednesday after Soumya, 26, was appointed as adviser to Delhi's Health Secretary for the Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics.  Addressing media persons in the national capital, Jain said, "My daughter has resigned from the post following the controversy over her appointment." "She wasn't paid any amount for the role of adviser," the Health Minister said, adding, "She has skipped her admission into IIM Indore earlier this year and chose to work for the Delhi government." Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for criticising her appointment, Jain said, "There are a number of examples of BJP's leaders' kin on plum posts. They should also resign." Citing the example of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's daughter, Jain said, "Jaitley's daughter is also appointed on a plum post in Hockey India and she too should resign." (IANS)