Po­lice thrash Kush­waha sup­port­ers

The Hindu - - NEWS - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

A day after Rashtriya Lok Sa­mata Party (RLSP) chief Upen­dra Kush­waha ex­pressed strong dis­plea­sure at Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar’s re­mark that al­legedly de­meaned him, his sup­port­ers on Satur­day took out a protest march in Patna which ended up in a clash with the po­lice.

The march, or­gan­ised un­der the ban­ner of Bharatiya Kush­waha Ekta Manch, set off from Patna’s Gandhi Maidan to the Raj Bha­van, but as soon as it reached the Dak Bun­ga­low in­ter­sec­tion, the po­lice re­sorted to a ba­ton-charge. Some pro­test­ers and passers-by suf­fered in­juries. The po­lice said some of their per­son­nel too were in­jured when pro­test­ers threw stones at them.

“Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­marji, if you had ex­plained the mean­ing of your com­ment pub­licly in­stead of or­der­ing ba­ton charge, it would have been a good ges­ture…per­haps peo­ple’s anger would have died down,” Mr. Kush­waha tweeted after the in­ci­dent.

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