Angry Dalit villagers attack Nitish's convoy


Around a dozen security personnel and a JDU MLA were injured and six official vehicles, including that of the director-general of police, were damaged when residents of a Dalit hamlet in Buxar district pelted stones at chief minister Nitish Kumar's convoy on Friday.

The chief minister's convoy came under attack attacked in the Nandar village of Buxar district when Kumar was returning after attending a meeting during his Vikas Smaiksha Yatra.

Soon after the attack, Nitish Kumar left the village for next programme at Haryana Farm. As soon as the CM's convoy started, the protesters started throwing stones at the vehicles. "Although, the security persons have received some injuries in the attack", officials quoted as saying.

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

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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 had also witnessed anti-government slogans by some contractual workers in an earlier rally. "My objective is not to run the government from the State capital but to assess ground realities and the progress of development schemes".

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".