PATNA: Bihar social welfare minister Manju Verma finally resigned from her post today shortly after it came to light during the police investigation that her husband had close links with the main accused of Muzaffarpur sheter home rape case Brajesh Thakur.
For the past over a month, she had become the target of the opposition but she refused to step down.
During the investigation it was come to light that minister’s husband talked to Thakur as many as 17th times in between January and May this year, the local media has reported.
The investigation has found the minister’s husband remained in close contact with the main accused and both even travelled to Delhi together many times.
The minister said her husband was “innocent” and she was stepping down on moral grounds.
“Yes, she has resigned but they should not think it as their victory. She has resigned on moral ground,” Janata Dal United spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan told the media today.
Earlier the minister had come out in strong defence of her husband saying their conversation was nothing unusual given the fact that they had been in political life.
“We have been in political life for long and so, it’s but natural we will take their calls,” the minister Verma explained shortly before resigning from her post adding they were not aware about Thakur’s character before the Muzaffarpur incident came to light.