Ink Thrown on Ashwini Choubey at Patna Hospital

BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey hit by ink thrown by an irate Patna'ite.

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Patna: Fed up with inaction by the state government on the issue of recent flooding of Patna, two men splashed ink on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey during his visit to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) where he had gone to check on the dengue patients on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred when Choubey was leaving the hospital after meeting with dengue patients at the PMCH.

As he approached his official vehicle parked outside the hospital, two men threw ink on the minister. The ink landed on Choubey's back sullying his jacket.

Choubey's bodyguards tried to catch the two men but they fled the scene and disappeared taking advantage of the crowd on Ashok Rajpath.

Ashwini Choubey in his car.

The BJP leader blamed the supporters of former MP from Madhepura Pappu Yadav for today's incident.

Authorities were investigating the case though till late night, no FIR was launched against anyone.

Choubey, while visiting the dengue patients, was also at the hospital that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has pledged to turn into the world's largest super-specialty hospital with 5400 beds.

Earlier in June, while laying the foundation stone of a 500-bed hospital within the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) premise in Patna, the Chief Minister had said that the DPR for this world's largest hospital was ready and the government had cleared the project adding money was no object to complete the project.

Ashwini Choubey at PMCH.

Choubey, who has received the party talking points that basically aims at establishing full BJP rule in Bihar without the help of any other political party including Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal – U, during his visit to the PMCH, said that he was not satisfied with the construction progress at all and directed the hospital officials to speed up on the work if the project wanted to be finished on time.

College principal Dr. Vidyapati Chowdhary, Superintendent Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Prasad, Medicine Department head Dr. Madan Pal Singh and other hospital officials were present on the occasion.

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