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Shelter home issue rocks Bihar Assembly for 2nd day, Tejashwi wants CM's resignation

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    Patna, July 25: The Bihar Assembly witnessed pandemonium for a second day today over the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, with the RJD accusing the ruling NDA of trying to influence the probe and demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation.

    Nitish Kumar

    Leader of Opposition and RJD lawmaker Tejashwi Yadav alleged that Brajesh Thakur, the patron of an NGO which ran the shelter home, was associated with the chief minister's campaign team in Muzaffarpur during the last Lok Sabha elections.

    He reiterated his demand for a High Court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at the state-funded shelter home.

    There were fiery exchanges in the assembly over the issue yesterday as well.

    Today, Congress MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey raised the issue in the House during the Question Hour and demanded a CBI probe.

    Yadav told reporters that Kumar should resign taking moral responsibility for failure to maintain law and order as he also holds the home portfolio.

    "In view of the spiralling rise in the incidence of crimes against women, especially young girls, we have decided to give slogan of 'NDA bhagao, beti bachao' during our statewide cycle rally beginning later this week", Tejashwi said.

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