Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma today handed over her resignation to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Kushwahas account for 9% of the state population, making them the third largest community in Bihar after Muslims and Yadavs.
The extended GSA — an outreach programme to deliver welfare schemes to villages — started on June 1 and is already being monitored by more than 750 central government officers.
The image has been dented for the first time by the Muzaffarpur case amid his uncharacteristic reluctance to sack the social welfare minister
The development came after the ET on Monday reported that Thakur had been kept in the hospital ward of the jail for the past 40 days.
The police arrested Thakur on June 2 but failed to get his custody from a POCSO court, which sent him to judicial custody the same day.
Paswan knows he cannot work with Lalu Prasad anymore. He had communicated to BJP leaders that he was raising the SC/ST Act issue to counter Mayawati’s pitch, said a BJP leader.
Asked if Nitish Kumar’s pro-woman image has taken a hit following the case, Modi said that while the case was shameful for the government, Nitish had credibility among women.
The state finance minister, Amit Mitra, shot off a letter to Sushil Modi, chairman of the GST Implementation Committee, in this regard ahead of the GoM meeting.
The shelter home, the scene of the repeated crimes run by the main accused, Brajesh Thakur, is a dimly-lit five-storey structure.
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