articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com on December 1, 2011 reported that Ambedkar Village development minister Ratan Lal Aheerwar has resigned after being indicted by UP Lokayukta of corruption. He was found prima facie guilty of land grabbing and misuse of MLA fund and Bundelkhand development fund. Aheerwal is the fifth UP minister who had to resign after being indicted by Lokayukta in last one year. Panchayati Raj minister and BSP state president Swami Prasad Maurya has been handed over the charge of Ambedkar Village Development department after Aheerwar's removal. According to senior government officoals, Aheerwar was called by UP chief minister Mayawati and asked to put his papers as recommended by Lokayukta justice (rtd) NK Mehrotra in his report.
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