Patna: The Bihar unit of Communist Party of India (CPI) on Wednesday demanded resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar accusing him of failure in putting a check on state government-funded shelter homes after the Muzaffarpur Balika Grih case came to light.
CPI state secretary Satya Narayan Singh said: “During our two-day state executive meet it was decided to put forward the demand that chief minister Nitish Kumar should resign on moral grounds as it failed to protect the dignity of girl inmates of shelter homes in the state.”
CPI national secretary K. Narayana who attended the meeting as a representative of the central executive committee of the party said: “We demand the resignation of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, too, as similar horrors in government-funded shelter home in Deoria also came to light recently. These governments have lost the trust of women.”
On the kind of support they have, Singh said: “Our move to seek resignation from the Bihar chief minister has been supported by all the Left parties (CPM, CPI-ML, Forward Block and SUCI).”
The CPI, however, supported the move to bring shelter homes under the direct control of the government.
“This is a welcome step, as people with vested interest should not be allowed to misuse government funds. Victims of the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case should be brought to justice to set an example before the people,” Narayana said.
CPI state secretary Satya Narayan said the party will organise a rally in Patna on October 25 against “rise in crime against Dalits, women, farmer suicides, growing unemployment and anti-poor polices of the central government”.
Courtesy: The Telegraph