Manju Verma resignation only under media pressure : Maliwal
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Manju Verma resignation only under media pressure : Maliwal

New Delhi, Aug 08: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal on Wednesday took a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for not initiating any action against Manju Verma, who quit from the post of state's Social Welfare minister.

Verma was in the thick of controversy after her husband's name figured in sexual exploitation of girls case at Muzaffarpur's short stay home.

'Bihar WCD Minister finally resigns and admits that the same is due to pressure of media. Wonder why Nitish Kumar did not initiate any action against her? Even now resignation is voluntary and only under pressure of media! Seriously no words to describe the apathy of Bihar Government,' Maliwal said in a tweet.

Verma told newspersons at her residence in Patna, that she had submitted her resignation letter to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. She said that she had full faith in a ‘clean’ organisation like CBI and judiciary. She said her husband was innocent and he would be proved so after the investigation.

She said she did not resign from her post under any pressure and the CM had also not asked her to do so. She said the media was creating an atmosphere against her and leader of opposition was also repeatedly demanding her resignation and so she was not able to discharge her duties properly. “These were the reasons which prompted me to resign from my post,” she remarked. (UNI)