Union Steel Minister Chaudhry Birendra Singh on Sunday resigned from the Union Cabinet as well as from the membership of Rajya Sabha. However, he will continue to be a member of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

This announcement came on a day when BJP announced to field Birendra Singh’s son Brijendra Singh from Hisar Lok Sabha seat in Haryana. The Minister made it clear that he did not want people to raise finger on his family. Also, he does not want to face allegation of nepotism and accordingly he is resigning from the key posts. However, he will continue to serve the party as a loyal worker, he claimed. His wife, Prem Lata Singh is sitting MLA in Haryana.

Birendra Singh was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2016 for a six years term which means he still has more than three years left in the upper house of the Parliament.