Villagers attack Bihar CM's convoy, securitymen injured


Angry villagers on Friday attacked the cavalcade of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with bricks and stones, alleging that the state administration was carrying out only "selective development".

The villagers are angry at the way the development has got "limited" to some particular villages and the works are being carried out at those places only where the chief minister has made a decision to visit. The protesters sat on the road from where the convoy was to return. The police lathicharged to disperse the protesters.

The CM was rescued unhurt in the incident, while two of his security personnel were injured.

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As per the sources, Nitish Kumar was in the village to examine the development works done by his government, but the villagers attacked his convoy due to lack of the same in their area.

The CM told security personnel deployed at the venue of the public meeting "do not worry about any protests".

"I am not one to get cowed down by these things and confine myself in the headquarters", he added.

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Buxar DM Arvind said an FIR was being lodged, and "action will be taken against the people involved in the incident on the basis of video footage".

Taking a dig at Kumar and his government, jailed former Bihar Chief Minister's son Tejashwi Yadav said, "The CM should evaluate his political character".

Kumar, speaking at the Bihar Military Police (BMP) ground in Dumraon on Friday, said that he would let his accomplishments and ground realities speak for themselves and not listen to those who are constantly trying to criticize him for not doing enough in the state.

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