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Nitish Kumar will not resign over Muzaffarpur rapes: JD-U

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Published Aug 6, 2018, 1:01 am IST
Updated Aug 6, 2018, 1:46 am IST
Kumar said that nobody guilty of wrongdoing in shelter home nor those trying to protect them would be spared.
Nitish Kumar
 Nitish Kumar

Patna: Under attack from opposition on the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal case, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Sunday said that some “select” people were focusing on negative things and called for taking note of positive developments in the state.

Inaugurating a scheme on sustainable livelihood, Kumar said that nobody guilty of wrongdoing in shelter home nor those trying to protect them would be spared.

 

They would be sent behind bars, he said adding that his government was not known to compromise with wrongdoers. However, “if you wish to hurl abuse at me, go ahead. We would continue doing our good work”.

He urged the people to also take note of positive things happening around them in the state and pointed out that already over eight lakh self help groups have been formed in the state and about 96 lakh women have become associated with them.

Referring to Saturday’s demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the Muzaffarpur episode, Kumar sarcastically remarked that it was a “Friendship Day gathering” of disparate opposition groups to derive political mileage.

Meanwhile, the Janta Dal (United) asserted on Sunday that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would not resign and said it was ready for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it.

“How can rape of young girls which has shamed us could be an issue for opposition parties to unite against the NDA government and the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar and demand his resignation. This politics over hapless victims in Bihar is the most unfortunate thing,” senior JD(U) leader K.C. Tyagi said in a press conference here.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das termed on Sunday as “dirty politics”, the protest by political parties in Delhi over the alleged sexual abuse of young girls at a shelter-home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, saying it lacked genuine concern for the victims. In a show of opposition unity, almost all major political parties, including the Congress, had yesterday joined the protest at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital, organised by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

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