Bihar minister Suresh Sharma has filed a defamation suit against RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, accusing him of dragging his name in the Muzaffarpur Shelter home case. Sharma filed the case on Friday before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Hari Prasad. The matter is expected to be heard on August 29.
Earlier on July, the BJP MLA had sent a legal notice to Tejashwi Yadav for taking up his name for having close links with Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal where girls were allegedly sexually abused.
Sharma has stood by the words that his name was being dragged unnecessarily because he was an MLA from Muzaffarpur and has no links to Brajesh Thakur.
"I am only an MLA from the city where the incident happened. People are trying to find a link to drag me into this incident. If being an MLA of a constituency is the basis of demanding resignation, then there have been four recent murders in his (Tejashwi Yadav) constituency and he should resign first", said Sharma.
Meanwhile, Yadav has demanded a resignation from Suresh Sharma and accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being scared of Sharma as he is a BJP MLA.
Earlier, Manju Verma, an MLA of Nitish Kumar’s JD-U, had resigned as the social welfare minister after her husband was accused of having links with Brajesh Thakur.
The Muzaffarpur Shelter Home scandal came to light after a report was submitted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences earlier in 2018. The case was given to the CBI after a nationwide outrage.
Suresh Sharma represents Muzaffarpur constituency in the state assembly.