Patna, July 18: Bihar, which had earned accolades even a few days ago for the development model of its chief minister, Nitish Kumar, has been witnessing a horrible run over the last one month. After a train was attacked by around Maoists leading to the death of three people on June 12, serial blasts ripped through the holy town of Bodh Gaya early on July 7, injuring two monks.
A Buddhist monk being treated
A Buddhist monk being treated after he was injured in an explosion in Mahabodhi Temple campus at Bodhgaya on Sunday. Nine serial explosions today rocked the internationally renowned temple town of Bodh Gaya.
Security person with a sniffer dog
Security person with a sniffer dog keep vigil at Bodhgaya Jagannath Temple on the occassion of Rath Yatra.
Bomb disposal squad
Bomb disposal squad defusing another cane bomb found near a hotel at Bodhgaya.
A man hold his ill child
A man hold his ill child after being rushed to a hospital as they complained about sickness following the mid-day meal at a village in Chapra district of Bihar.
Activists of AISA and AIPWA
Activists of AISA and AIPWA vandalise the office of mid-day meal in Patna.
Family members of mid-day meal victims
Family members of mid-day meal victims mourn deaths of their siblings in Chapra on Wednesday.
Passengers of Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express which was attacked by suspected Maoists near Kundhar halt in Jamui district of Bihar.
JD (U) on Sunday announced separation from NDA
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD (U) National President Sharad Yadav (L) after a press conference in Patna on Sunday. JD (U) on Sunday announced separation from NDA after 17 years of alliance.
Nitish Kumar and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav during a meeting with their party MLAs and MPs in Patna.
And then earlier this week, a massive tragedy unfolded in Chhapra where 27 children were killed after consuming apparently contaminated mid-day meal in their school.
The chief minister and his party, the JD(U), had terminated their 17-year-old alliance with the NDA on June 16, deciding to lead the state government alone. The political repercussion of the move was also a huge one, for the state.