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The carcade of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was brick-batted on Friday at villages in Buxar and Rohtas districts when he visited there in connection with ‘Vikas Samiksha Yatra’ (review meeting). The windscreens of several vehicles were smashed and some security personnel were injured. The CM and other dignitaries including Ministers and top civil and police officials escaped unhurt. The incident showed public resentment against the apathy of the Government in implementing the developmental schemes on the ground even as the CM is going to countryside to personally monitor the work.
At village Nandan in Buxar, men, women and even minor children were seen hurling bricks at each VIP vehicle passing through the narrow passage. They were also raising anti-establishment slogans.
The villagers mostly belonging to dalit communities were furious that the CM did not met them nor visited their hamlets and proceeded to review the situation with the officials. “Nothing has happened on the ground but the officials have also did some window dressing to show the CM,” one of the youths heard saying. One police jeep dashed against a wall and its wheels slipped in a drain. Some policemen were seen bleeding from heads after being hit by the bricks. Once the cavalcade crossed the village somehow the security personnel were seen chasing the villagers and thrashing them.
“We wanted to show the CM the real picture but the officials did not allow us to reach near him,” said a dalit woman who tried to stop the CM’s carcade near her hamlet in Nandan village. She alleged that no development reached her village and the dalit community was not benefited by any scheme still there was false propaganda.
After addressing a public meeting 2 km away from Nandan village where his cvalcade was aacked the CM proceeded to Kaimur district where at Ainaura village a section of villagers showed him black flags. Nitish was accompanied by a few Ministers and a battery of top brass of civic and police departments led by Chief Secretary Aanjani Kumar Singh and Director General of Police PK Thakur, both on verge of retirement.
This is not the first time that Nitish’s carcade was attacked. A couple of years back during one of his yatras attacks had been made at some places and during the ongoing yatra public resentment was on display.
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