Nitish Kumar's convoy attacked, pelted with stones in Bihar; two injured

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

A youth was arrested in Bihar on Friday after he allegedly issued a death threat to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, police said. Kumar was on a "samiksha yatra" when his auto was pelted with stones. A report said that people of Nandan village wanted the Chief Minister to visit the Dalit Basti which led to a disagreement followed by stone pelting. The CM was, however, rescued safely by his security guards. The windows of some vehicles were damaged and two security personnel sustained injuries.

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?"

Bihar CM is on a state-wide 'Vikas Samiksha Yatra' since December 12 to take a first-hand account and review the progress made in various districts on development schemes launched by his government over the years. "They try to mislead and provoke others but people should not get perturbed over such minor happenings". The villagers also raised anti-government slogans.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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