Police thrash Kushwaha supporters
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.