In a shocking development that indicates the growing anti-incumbency in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had to face onion pelting while campaigning for the Bihar election at a rally in Madhubani.
The incident took place in Harlakhi village when Nitish Kumar was addressing the public and making promises about jobs for youngsters in Bihar.
The moment Nitish Kumar started speaking on unemployment and jobs, an unidentified man from the crowd hurled onions towards the stage.
When the man was apparently caught by security personnel, Nitish Kumar said: “Let him go, don’t pay any attention to him.”
Nitish Kumar attacks Lalu & family
Nitish Kumar then resumed his speech, targeting opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav and accusing his parents Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, both chief ministers over a 15-year period, of ruining Bihar.
“How can he (Tejashwi Yadav) promise 10 lakh government jobs when Lalu Yadav could not provide jobs to people in 15 years of RJD rule? In 15 years, they only gave 95,000 jobs compared to six lakh government jobs given in our rule,” he said.
Not the first time for Nitish Kumar
It was not the first time that Nitish Kumar was facing embarrassment from the crowd during his poll rallies. In the past, Nitish Kumar was booed by the crowd and slogans were raised in favour of RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav at a poll rally in Bihar’s Chhapra. This resulted in the chief minister losing his cool at the audience.
Hearing slogans of “Lalu Yadav zindabad”, he said: “Raise your hand, whoever is speaking such anap-shanaap (nonsense). Don’t do halla (chaos) here. If you don’t want to vote for me, then don’t…You will destroy the votes of the man for whom you are here.”
Notably, Nitish Kumar seems to be losing ground in front of the sharp attack the Bihar government is facing from the Opposition. Not Just RJD, but LJP, which is an ally of the BJP at the Centre, is also leaving no stone unturned to defeat JD(U) candidates.
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