Muzaffarpur: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday visited arson-hit Ajizpur village in Muzaffarpur district and asked people to "refrain from politics" over it.
He also requested everybody to maintain peace and communal harmony in the society.
"I am asking people to refrain from politics over the clash. It is a sad incident and my sympathies are with the families of the victims. I am praying for peace and harmony. Everybody should maintain peace and communal harmony in the society," Manjhi said.
Manjhi's remarks are being seen as a dig at the BJP, which had raised several questions regarding violence and police inaction at Ajizpur. Its senior leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had visited the village yesterday and met the kin of the victims there.
The Chief Minister reached the village via road route around 11 am and spent around one hour there.
He met the families of the victims and announced Rs 1 lakh to each of them to repair their damaged houses and huts. He also distributed blankets and packets of flattened rice among the people.