Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Mob Attacks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's Convoy in Buxar

Mob Attacks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's Convoy in Buxar

According to reports, attackers hurled stones at the cavalcade but that did not hamper its movement.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday escaped unhurt when an agitated villagers of a Dalit villager in Buxar district started pelting stones on his convoy, leaving about a dozen police personnel injured and half a dozen vehicles damaged. "Although, the security persons have received some injuries in the attack", officials quoted as saying.

As soon as the chief minister returned to his convoy, to embark on his onward journey to address a scheduled public meeting in Dumraon block of the district, the crowd got restless and squatted before the convoy.

Nitish Kumar visited the village to access the development. "They try to mislead and provoke others but people should not get perturbed over such minor happenings".

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He said the cavalcade moved ahead for the village where the chief minister launched 168 schemes worth Rs 272 crore before addressing public meeting. The chief minister said the goal of his yatra was to assess ground realities and progress of development schemes so that basic amenities like roads, clean water and power reached every village and locality in the state. The villagers also raised anti-government slogans.

Kumar started his state-wide campaign on Friday following a review of certain developmental projects he had initiated a couple of years ago. "It seems some parties like the RJD are unable to practice politics of ideology and have to resort to violence", said BJP Bihar President Nityanand Rai.

Earlier in the yatra, when some protesters waved black flags at Sulindabad village in Saharsa, Mr. Kumar had said wryly, "What is wrong with black colour?"

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