Chappal Thrown at Nitish Kumar; Youth Arrested

Police whisk away Chandan Tiwari after he threw a chappal on Nitish Kumar on Thursday.

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Patna: In a shocking move, a man threw a chappal on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar missing him by just a few inches during the Janata Dal – U's student wing function at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna on Thursday.

The incident took place during an event to mark the birth anniversary of Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan.

As reported, Kumar, along with other Janata Dal – U leaders were sitting on the stage when a man hurled a chappal on the Chief Minister. Fortunately, the object landed a few inches short of the target missing its intended victim.

JD-U workers immediately overpowered the perpetrator and gave him a good thrashing before security officials arrested him and whisked him away to the police station.

The youth was identified as one Chandan Tiwari of Aurangabad who is said to be a part of a group favoring reservation for upper caste.

"Poor upper caste people also deserve reservation in education in jobs without which they are falling behind in the job market. The Chief Minister must take this into consideration," Tiwari shouted as the police dragged him to a waiting police vehicle.

JD-U student wing function in Patna on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Kumar, without mentioning any name, took shots at his former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi saying some people were in politics because of their family name and not because of their experience or ideology.

"One's family name may help them attain power but that will not help the nation in the long run," the JD-U chief said adding in order to be a good politician, one must have patience and a dedication to truth and principles.

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