Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s convoy was on Friday attacked in Nandan area of Buxar district during a ‘samiksha yatra’, news agency ANI reported. The chief minister was rescued safely, though some security persons sustained injuries in the incident.
The chief minister is currently on a state-wide “Vikas Samiksha Yatra”. Earlier this month, Kumar had restrained policemen from going after a group of youngsters who waved black flags at his public meeting in Saharsa district, a PTI report had said. The incident took place at Sulindabad village in Kehra block of Saharsa, where the chief minister said a crackdown would lead to undue publicity for the youngsters who were “barely four or five in number” and remarked wryly “what is wrong with the black colour. It is a fine shade.” “Dissent lends beauty to democracy,” the JDU chief had said in Saharsa.
Further details are awaited in connection with Friday’s incident.