Patna, Aug 8: Social Welfare Minister of Bihar Manju Verma resigned on Wednesday whose husband has been accused of having links with the alleged mastermind of Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case, Brajesh Thakur.
“I have resigned because of the furore created by the media and opposition. I have full faith in both the CBI and the Judiciary. I am sure the truth will be out and my husband will come out clean” Verma told media.
“Call records of accused Brajesh Thakur should be made public, we will then see who all he used to talk to”, she added.
Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar backed Verma saying baseless allegations have been made against her in the case.
“If someone related to the Minister is involved, they won’t be spared. But why is this issue being raised only now. We had called her and she denied any involvement”, Kumar had said.
Verma is under a cloud for gross negligence in ensuring proper functioning of the shelter homes. While her husband, a former MLC, has been also accused of often entering the Muzaffarpur shelter home.