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    India's Aam Aadmi Party's leader claimed that JP Nadda's appointment as the country's health minister could lead to a surge of corruption.

    NEW DELHI, November 10, (Sputnik) – India's Aam Aadmi Party will raise the issue of JP Nadda's appointment as the country's new Health Minister at its upcoming Delhi election campaign, the party's leader Arvind Kejriwal said Monday.

    Kejriwal alleged that Nadda's assuming the office of Health Minister could lead to a surge of corruption, hinting at the media reports on Nadda's behind-the-scene moves.

    "JP Nadda, the man who got Sanjeev Chaturvedi, former Chief Vigilance Officer of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, transferred from AIIMS, was made the Health Minister?" AAP leader questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision, expressing doubt whether Nadda's appointment could help fight corruption.

    Kejriwal concluded by demanding that Chaturverdi be reinstated as the AIIMS head and urging a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the case.

    Chaturvedi was removed from the position of Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS on August 20 with the Health Ministry giving no clear reason behind his dismissal. Indian media reported that JP Nadda wrote several letters to then-Health Minister, demanding Chaturvedi's removal from office.

    A renowned anti-corruption activist, Chaturvedi earlier brought to light alleged facts of corruption activities by a high-profile AIIMS official.

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