Patna,(BiharTimes): A day after strong protest at Nitish Kumar’s election rallies in his home turf of Nalanda and Patna districts some youths shouted pro-Narendra Modi slogans during the chief minister’s public meeting at Wazirganj in Gaya on Tuesday.
However, Nitish was unfazed by protest and once again criticized Narendra Modi and held him responsible for the slide in Gujarat’s development.
The DSP of Wazirganj tried to chase away the slogan-shouting youths. However, when Nitish was about to depart some youths once again shouted slogans.
It was only on March 27 last that Narendra Modi’s rally was disrupted by some people in Gaya’s Gandhi Maidan. While media reports earlier suggested that it was the over-enthusiasm of some BJP supporters, who wanted to see NaMo from quite close range, later reports said that it was actually the handiwork of some political rivals who wanted to disturb Narendra Modi’s rally.
Only on Monday Nitish faced hostile crowd in Asthawan in Nalanda district and Khusrupur in Patna district. Even slippers were thrown at the chief minister.
Villagers in Asthawan pelted stones, and threw slippers at the chief minister while he was about to board a helicopter in Khusrupur in Patna after a rally.
In Asthawan, the moment he stepped on the stage over 100 people displayed placards and started screaming: “Nitish Kumar murdabad. Road nahi to vote nahi” (Down with Nitish Kumar, No road, no vote). This was followed by stone pelting and the police had to resort to mild lathicharge to chase the protestors away.
Nitish, who appeared upset, said he was not afraid of such incidents.
However, he later promised to look into the matter.
Nitish went to address an election meeting in favour of the sitting MP, Kaushalendra Kumar. He alleged that the BJP’s election campaign was being funded by corporate houses. He also questioned the “Gujarat model” hype created by Narendra Modi.
Later in Khusrupur, protesters hurled slippers at Nitish when he was boarding a helicopter after addressing rally in favour of party candidate from Patna Saheb, Dr Gopal Prasad Sinha.