The Congress requested the BJP on Thursday to prevail on its alliance accomplice JD(U) in Bihar to cancel the candidature of Manju Verma, who was named within the notorious Muzaffarpur shelter dwelling intercourse scandal, for the upcoming state polls.
Congress’ girls’s wing chief Sushmita Dev mentioned Manju Verma, after being named within the scandal, was eliminated as the ladies and youngster improvement minister within the Nitish Kumar-led NDA authorities in Bihar and expelled from the Janata Dal (United).
However, she has once more been fielded by the JD(U), led by Nitish Kumar, within the upcoming state polls beginning October 28.
“The BJP-JD(U) should cancel Verma’s candidature and I hope that (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi, who consistently says “beti bachao, beti padhao”, will walk the talk and make sure that her candidature is cancelled,” Ms Dev advised reporters.
“If you are serious about women security, you should break this alliance with the JD(U), unless they remove Verma and withdraw her candidature,” she mentioned.
Ms Dev additionally mentioned the Prime Minister ought to present his seriousness in terms of crimes towards girls.