Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Minister Manju Verma Resigns
Bihar’s social welfare minister Kumari Manju Verma resigned on Wednesday (08th August) over the allegations against her husband. Her husband is accused of having links with the alleged mastermind of the Muzaffarpur Shelter home case. She submitted her resignation soon after meeting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Leaders from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had demanded the minister’s resignation, alleging her involvement in the shelter home case. The minister emphasized that the decision to resign was taken following the furore created by the media and the opposition parties.
After submitting her resignation, the minister said, “I have full faith in CBI and Judiciary, I am sure truth will be out and my husband will come out clean.”
Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma’s husband, Chandrasekhar Verma, has been accused of having links with alleged mastermind Brajesh Thakur in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. Her husband has also been accused of visiting the shelter home frequently.
Chandeshwar Verma has visited the shelter home nine times, each time for several hours. When Manju Verma was confronted, she disclosed that her husband was in touch with Brajesh Thakur. However, she said that they weren’t aware of any unlawful activities.
According to the police, call records of Manju Verma’s husband confirm that he was constantly in touch with Brajesh Thakur. Verma, however, said that the call records of conversation between her husband and Thakur be made public. “Call records of accused Brajesh Thakur should be made public. We will then see who all he used to talk to,” she said.
Shibha Kumari, the wife of arrested Muzaffarpur Child Protection Officer Ravi Roshan, alleged that the minister’s husband visited the shelter home frequently. After which her husband got surrounded by all these allegations.
The resignation comes a day after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that the action would be taken against anyone who is involved in the wrongdoing, even if it is minister Verma.