Stones hurled at Nitish Kumar's cavalcade in Buxar; gets rescued safely


The chief minister was on his way to Yadav-dominated Nandan panchayat to launch development schemes when a group of people standing near a heap of bricks outside a bamboo plantation pelted stones on his convoy.

Nitish was not hurt in the incident, which occurred around 1pm at Nandan village when he was returning to the Dumraon sub-divisional headquarters, around 110km west of Patna, after taking stock of development works at the village as part of his Vikas Karyon Ki Samiksha Yatra. At least two security persons sustained injuries.

However, a district police official denied the vehicles were attacked or damaged.

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Kumar started his state-wide campaign on Friday following a review of certain developmental projects he had initiated a couple of years ago.

Some villagers were injured in the pelting incident.

The Chief Minister urged all to make his January 21 human chain against dowry and child marriage successful.

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Nitish Kumar is now on a statewide tour called "Vikas Samiksha Yatra" from December 12 to ascertain the development situation in the state.

He also spoke at length about his mission of ban on sale and consumption of alcohol and the drive against dowry and child marriage as also measures being taken by the government for skill development of the youths so that they got better job opportunities. He added: "The CM of the state was attacked, but no one has mentioned about "maha-jungleraj" because the one who talked of jungleraj is not the deputy CM of the state".

"My job is not to run the government from the state capital". I want to see the condition of roads, power situation, drinking water facilities in each village.

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BJP Bihar chief Nityanand Rai said, "It seems some parties like the RJD are unable to practice politics of ideology and have to resort to violence".