Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader CP Thakur on Sunday said that Bihar’s social welfare department minister Manju Verma should resign till the investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case is not over.
Verma’s husband Chandrasekhar Verma has been accused of frequently visiting the Muzaffarpur shelter home, where more than 40 girls were subjected to sexual exploitation.
Speaking to ANI, Thakur said, “I don’t know if her (Manju Verma) husband is involved or not. All I am saying is that she should resign till the CBI inquiry is on, once the CBI gives her a clean chit she can resume office.”
The Member of Parliament (MP) further said Verma should take the responsibility of things went wrong in her department.
“I am not saying that they are guilty. But, if everything is going wrong in her department I think she should take responsibility for the department. There were complaints from several other places as well,” added Thakur.
Speaking on the actions taken by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in connection with the case, Thakur said, “Nitish Kumar has done the work required by the administration.”
The shelter home case was uncovered around two months ago after a report by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences revealed that the inmates were sexually abused.
Earlier Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik suspended seven social welfare department officials for not taking timely cognisance of the social audit report of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. (ANI)