Commenting on Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said that there was no need for the resignation of Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma.
Modi’s remark came immediately after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's "Lok Samvad" programme in which he said that if Verma is found involved or if anything is found against her in connection with the shelter home sex scandal, she may be asked "to go".
"Making an allegation is different from guilt being proven in an investigation. Some people had even levelled allegations against a minister from our party," Modi said in an obvious reference to Urban Development Minister Suresh Sharma, who is also the Muzaffarpur MLA.
"No BJP leader authorised to give a statement that may be deemed the party's official line has made such a demand. State president Nityanand Rai has not made such a demand. So it would be wrong to construe personal opinions of some leaders as being the party's opinion," Modi said, reported PTI.
Minister is in trouble after the name of her husband cropped up in the case of sexual abuse of minor girls at the shelter home in Muzaffarpur.
On Sunday, Union minister C P Thakur also had said that she should resign taking moral responsibility for the sexual abuse. Manju Verma belongs to the JD(U).