Accusing Tejashwi Yadav of dragging his name in the shelter home sex scandal, Bihar minister Suresh Sharma today lodged a defamation suit against the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader.
Sharma, who holds the urban development ministry and represents Muzaffarpur constituency in the state assembly, filed his complaint before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Hari Prasad.
The matter is likely to be taken up for hearing on August 29.
Notably, the Bharatiya Janata Party MLA had last month sent a legal notice to Yadav-- the Leader of Opposition in Bihar assembly-- for alleging that he had close links with Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the sexual abuse of 34 girl inmates of the shelter home run by his NGO.
Sharma has maintained that his name was being dragged in the scandal because he was the local MLA and has insisted that he has no relations with Thakur.
Meanwhile, Yadav has demanded the minister's resignation and accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being 'scared' of pressing for the same as Sharma belonged to the BJP, which was in power at the Centre. -- PTI