JAP Activists Deface Name-plate of Manju Verma

JAP activists defacing name-plate of Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma on Sunday.

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Patna: The student wing of the Pappu Yadav-led Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) on Sunday engaged in vandalism when they blackened the name-plate of Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma at her official residence in Patna in protest against the sexual assaults on young girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur.

Though Yadav, an MP from Madhepura, himself did not participate in Sunday's protest, his supporters, using spray paints, defaced the name-plate, the gate, and the wall of Verma's house.

Protestors, led by Manish Yadav, began the day by first sitting on a dharna outside the minister's home and chanted slogans against her demanding her resignation and arrest of her husband Chandrashekhar Verma whose name cropped up as one of those who took advantage of his position and raped girls at the Muzaffarpur shelter home for a prolonged period of time.

Both Verma and her husband have categorically denied the accusation saying they were being targeted by their opponents for political gains.

"My husband visited the shelter home only once nearly two years ago and I was with him at the time. He never returned to that place and all allegations against him or me are false," the minister had said in Bihar Assembly last week.

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