Misa Bharti Sits on Dharna over Muzaffarpur Shelter Rape Case

RJD MP Misa Bharti sits on a dharna in Patna on Thursday.

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Patna: Misa Bharti, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP and daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, participating in a dharna organized by the party's women cell at Gardanibagh in Patna on Thursday, accused the state government of trying to suppress evidences in the Muzaffarpur girls' shelter home sexual abuse case since the husband of a Bihar minister was also involved in the rape of the girls.

Patna: Misa Bharti, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP and daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, participating in a dharna organized by the party's women cell at Gardanibagh in Patna on Thursday, accused the state government of trying to suppress evidences in the Muzaffarpur girls' shelter home sexual abuse case since the husband of a Bihar minister was also involved in the rape of the girls.

"Guilty parties are being protected by the Chief Minister since one of them happens to be the husband of Janata Dal – U leader and Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma. She must resign from her post or be removed by Nitish Kumar. If she is not removed, we will raise this matter in the Rajya Sabha as well," Bharti said.

She also urged people to take part in the party's 'NDA Hatao, Beti Bachao' cycle march to be led by her two brothers - Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav - on Saturday in response to the rising cases of rape and other crimes against girls and women in Bihar.

Former Union Minister Kanti Singh, in a clear attempt to turn the table on the NDA on their age-old jibe of 'jungle raj' against the Lalu-Rabri regime in the '90s, said that the situation was even worse today than ever before as women and children were afraid of stepping out of their homes even during broad daylight much less after dark.

Those present on the occasion included RJD state President Ramchandra Purvey, RJD state president of the women's cell Abha Lata, former minister Anita Devi, and many others.

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