Nawada, Bihar: Protests continued against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar – who is on ‘Adhikar yatra’ across the state- on Tuesday when a youth tried to throw a chair at him during a rally in Nawada.
As per initial reports, the unnamed youth was part of the crowd waiting for the Chief Minister to arrive at the rally venue. He threw a plastic chair at Nitish Kumar while he was walking towards the stage from his car.
Luckily, the chair narrowly missed Kumar.
The youth was arrested and is being questioned by the police. JD(U) leader Neeraj Kumar termed the attack as part of a larger conspiracy and claimed that the youth was a RJD worker, however, there is no official confirmation on the same.
Earlier, condemning similar attacks, Nitish Kumar said the violence by protesters during his ongoing was unbecoming of democratic and political culture of the state.
"The protesters pelted stones on my motorcade and made a bid on my life related stories apparently to stop me in my endeavour to seek betterment of Bihar and its people by getting special status," he said.
First Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 12:15