Bihar Social Welfare Minister quits

Manju Verma, the Social Welfare Minister in Bihar resigned after the shelter home scandal. She handed over her resignation to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. She told reporters that she quit following the huge and cry made by the Opposition on the issue.

Her husband had telephonic conversations with Brajesh Thakur the key accused in the shelter home scandal. She said that she was confident that her husband would come out clean after the investigation and she demanded that call records of Thakur with other influential people should be made public. The case related to alleged rape of 34 inmates at a Government funded shelter home run by Thakur’s NGO.