Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar's convoy attacked in Nandar, Buxar

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumars cavalcade was today pelted with stones while he was on his way to a village as part of the state-wide Vikas Samiksha Yatra but he was unhurt.

It was not immediately known who were the persons who indulged in stone-pelting and what was their grouse. "The window panes and windscreens of several vehicles were broken, interrupting the motorcade for a few minutes", a senior official in Bihar government told DNA. "We suspect that they were provoked by some anti-social elements".

He said, "Some people feel disturbed over my commitment to progress of the state". 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. Nitish Kumar was on his "Samiksha Yatra", which is the first hand-account of Chief Minister to review the development in the state. Some youths also shouted slogans against Nitish Kumar. Some ten policemen in charge of the CM's security sustained severe injuries. In a fit of rage, the villagers chased the cavalcade and hurled bricks and stones at it, damaging many vehicles. These reports could not be verified independently.

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The JD (U) and BJP, however, have alleged the attack to be a pre-planned incident and hinted at the involvement of the RJD behind it.

Though the incident was downplayed by leaders of the ruling party, Opposition RJD pounced on the issue.

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