New Delhi: Blaming Bihar government for the mid-day meal tragedy that left 22 school children dead, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said a sitting high court judge should inquire into the incident.


"Nitish Kumar should resign immediately as it was the responsibility of his government to supervise the implementation of the scheme," Paswan said.

He also sought a hike in compensation to the families of victims, saying at least Rs 20 lakh should be paid to the next of kin of those killed.

Paswan, who is a member of the HRD Ministry's Consultative Committee, alleged there are "irregularities in the scheme implementation and corruption is rampant".

Paswan attacked the Bihar Chief Minister for not visiting the families of the children killed, saying it only showed his "insensitivity" and "arrogance".

The Lok Janshakti Party leader claimed there was "no supervision of the scheme" and the deaths of school children was "like murder".


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