According to police, when Nitish Kumar was passing through the village, some people urged him to visit the area inhabited by Dalits which they claimed was neglected.
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". The CM was, however, rescued safely by his security guards. "They try to mislead and provoke others but people should not get perturbed over such minor happenings".
As soon as the chief minister returned to his convoy, to embark on his onward journey to address a scheduled public meeting in Dumraon block of the district, the crowd got restless and squatted before the convoy. The convoy continued moving towards its destination where the chief minister launched 168 schemes involving an expenditure of Rs 272 crore before addressing a public meeting.
Over 500 villagers of Nandan panchayat were insisting that the chief minister, who went there to take stock of the progress of development schemes as part of his ongoing Sameeksha Yatra, should also carry out a door-to-door inspection in their hamlet for a reality check. These reports could not be verified independently.
Though the incident was downplayed by leaders of the ruling party, Opposition RJD pounced on the issue. "Political parties which have been swept away in the storm of development are using Mahadalits as a pawn".
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.