Under fire from opposition on charges of nepotism, the daughter of Delhi’s health minister, Soumya Jain, resigned from a top post in her father’s department.
Health minister, Satyendra Jain, had become a subject of an intense media scrutiny after it emerged that his 26-year-old daughter was heading the ambitious Mohalla Clinics project despite having no qualifications for the job.
What has also not gone down well with the social media users and the political rivals of the AAP is that Soumya Jain has landed the key role in her father’s own ministry.
The BJP’s Harish Khurana said, “This exposes the real face of Kejriwal, and this is not the first time Aam Aadmi Party or AAP volunteers and workers have been given cozy positions in the government.”
Congress’ Sandeep Dikshit said, “It’s illegal and absolute double speak from the party which kept targeting others for family links.”
As for the minister himself, Jain said that his daughter, who has degree in architect, could have opted for more lucrative prospects.
“She has secured admission in IIM Indore, but she is leaving all that to serve the people of Delhi. Soumya is involved with the Delhi Health mission as a volunteer. She has not been provided with any vehicle, house or money by the government,” Jain was quoted by NDTV.