Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Bhabua MLA and acting state president of Samajwadi Party, Ramchandra Prasad Yadav, and his supporters were arrested on Saturday when they took to streets protesting against the closure of schools and gross misuse of state exchequer by the district administration for the three-day Seva Yatra of chief minister Nitish Kumar in Kaimur district.
The police stopped them when they shouted slogans against the chief minister near Ekta Chowk when the cavalcade of Nitish was proceeding towards Circuit House from Patel College, the venue of Janata Durbar. They were brought to the police station where they sat on a dharna demanding action against the guilty for misusing funds for erecting barricades on both flanks of the road at Bhabhua.
Ramchandra charged that police personnel of 17 districts were deployed to maintain law and order during the Seva Yatra to the district. Lakhs of rupees were spent on barricading alone, which caused a lot of hardship to the people.
Incidentally, almost all the public schools of the town remained closed for security reasons on Saturday. Also, teaching work had to be suspended in Patel College, where the CM held his Janata Durbar, he said.
Huge amount of government money was spent on erecting barricades on both flanks of National Highway in Parsathua, Kochas and Dinaraha blocks in Rohtas district. They were reportedly removed at the order of the chief minister.
For the first time in the history of Bihar, vehicle-mounted jammer was used during the chief minister’s Seva Yatra.