First time MLA and minister, Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who was sacked from the cabinet on Monday , will be sworn-in as minister again. Chief minister Akhi lesh Ya dav has sought ti me from the gover nor for his swearing in.
Inter estingly, Prajapati will take oath of office for the fourth time in past three years. He was first inducted in the cabinet on February 7, 2013, and was made the minister of state in the irrigation department.
Six months later, he took oath for the second time when he was made minister of state (independent charge) and given the mining department.Prajapati took oath for the third time on January 18, 2014, and elevated to the cabinet rank with the charge of the mining ministry .
Prajapati found himself in the eye of the storm recently after the Allahabad high court ordered a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the mining department and told the central investigating agency to focus on the involvement of government officials in the entire episode.
After Akhilesh Yadav sacked him last week, Parajapti was seen openly hobnobbing with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav, leading to speculation of his return into the Akhilesh cabinet.
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