Youth throws chair to attack Nitish Kumar at a rally

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Patna, Oct 9: Attack on politicians by disgruntled public has become a common phenomenon in the country. The latest target is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

A youth tried to throw a chair at Nitish during a rally in Nawada on Tuesday, Oct 9.

According to sources, the youth was a part of the crowd waiting for the Chief Minister to arrive at the rally venue. Nitish is currently touring Bihar as part of his Adhikar Yatra.

The CM has been conducting state-wide rallies demanding "special status" for his state but violence and tragic incidents seem to have given a special status to his rally and convoy.

"He threw a plastic chair at Nitish Kumar while he was walking towards the stage from his car," said an eye-witness.

However, the chair missed Kumar. The youth was arrested by police to question him.

Janata Dal (United) has condemned the incident. Neeraj Kumar, a JD(U) leader alleged that the attack was part of a larger conspiracy and claimed that the youth was a Rashtriya Janata Dal worker.

Earlier, condemning similar attacks, Nitish 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, apparently to stop me in my endeavour to seek betterment of Bihar and its people by getting special status," he said.

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