Daughter of Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, Soumya Jain has resigned as in-charge of Delhi’s Mohalla Project on Thursday.
Satyendra Jain came under the public’s attention when his daughter, Soumya Jain was appointed to head AAP’s Mohalla Project despite being inexperienced for the position.
Rival parties, BJP and Congress had raised questions against AAP. “This exposes the real face of Arvind Kejriwal, and this is not the first time that AAP volunteers and workers have been given cozy positions in the government.” said BJP leader Harish Khurana.
Sandeep Dixit, a member of the Indian National Congress also addressed the controversy. “It’s illegal and absolute double speak from the party which kept targeting others for family links.” he said.
Jain, came to his daughter’s defense claiming that she was determined to help the people of Delhi and gave up her studies in IIM Indore despite getting an admission.
“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 added.
In an attempt to put all disputes to rest, Saumya Jain resigned from the position.