Bi­har: Kush­waha sup­port­ers take out march against Ni­tish's 'neech' re­mark

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

Sup­port­ers of the Rashtriya Lok Sa­mata Party of Union min­is­ter Upen­dra Kush­waha took out an "aakrosh march" in Patna on Satur­day to protest a state­ment by Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar which, they claimed, den­i­grated the RLSP chief.

The march started from Gandhi Maidan and was to reach Raj Bha­van, but po­lice stopped it at Dak Bun­ga­low Road cross­ing, about 2 km from its in­tended des­ti­na­tion, lead­ing to a skir­mish in which peo­ple from both the sides were stated to have been in­jured, re­ports PTI.

The pro­test­ers wanted to sub­mit a mem­o­ran­dum to the Bi­har gov­er­nor against the al­leged "neech" re­mark made by Ku­mar.

The march was or­gan­ised a day af­ter Kush­waha made it clear that the RLSP had a tieup with the Bharatiya Janata Party and not the Janata Dal (United), con­stituents of the Na­tional Demo­cratic Al­liance in Bi­har.

The pro­test­ers car­ried posters ac­cus­ing Ku­mar of hav­ing called the RLSP chief "neech" (lowly) and rais­ing slo­gans de­mand­ing pub­lic apol­ogy from the chief min­is­ter.

At a con­clave or­gan­ised by a pri­vate news chan­nel last week, Ku­mar — also the JD(U) pres­i­dent — had re­fused to join is­sue with Kush­waha over seat-shar­ing be­tween NDA part­ners in Bi­har, say­ing "Itna neeche baat ko nahi le jaiye (do not take the de­bate to such a low level."

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