Angry villagers on Friday attacked the cavalcade of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with bricks and stones, alleging that the state administration was carrying out only “selective development”. Although the chief minister escaped unhurt, some of his security men sustained serious injuries.
The incident took place while the chief minister was on his way to “review” development works in Buxar district of Bihar today. Reports said the chief minister was going to Nandan village when the Dalit villagers urged him to pay a visit to their hamlet and see for himself the lack of civic amenities and their sufferings.
However, the chief minister’s cavalcade moved ahead without paying heed to their demand. In a fit of rage, the villagers chased the cavalcade and hurled bricks and stones at it, damaging many vehicles. Some ten policemen in charge of the CM’s security sustained severe injuries. However, the chief minister safely reached the venue where he addressed the meeting under heavy security.
The villagers are angry at the way the development has got “limited” to some particular villages and the works are being carried out at those places only where the chief minister has decided to visit. The villagers also alleged that development work has not been initiated in many villages although the chief minister had promised to launch massive development schemes in all villages under his “seven resolves” during Assembly poll campaign.
A piquant situation arose when the chief minister was reportedly shown black flags at his meeting venue by the villagers.