Villagers attack Nitish's convoy in Bihar

Vikas Sameeksha Yatra CM Nitish laid stone of 63 schemes worth Rs 228 crore

A news that should raise Bihar government's concerns regarding the movements of Nitish Kumar across the state, the Chief Minister was attacked by a group of people in Buxar during his "Vikas Samiksha Yatra". According to reports, attackers pelted stones on the Chief Minister's convoy.

The CM was rescued unharmed in the incident by his security personnel. Although the chief minister escaped unhurt, some of his security men sustained serious injuries. 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.

Angry Dalit villagers attack Nitish's convoy

"Nearly a dozen police officials were injured and windscreens of several vehicles damaged in the attack", a district official told IANS from Buxar, about 125 km from Patna.

However, the chief minister's cavalcade moved ahead without paying heed to their demand.

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It apparently irked the villagers as they resorted to stone pelting at Bihar CM's convoy. He said, "Some people, who were not happy with my commitment, provoked others for such things".

The JD (U) and BJP, however, have alleged the attack to be a pre-planned incident and hinted at the involvement of the RJD behind it. "This shows the sheer desperation of the opposition", Pandey said here in a statement.

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