Bihar: Minister faces villagers’ wrath, takes shelter in college

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Samastipur
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  • Updated: Jul 31, 2014 13:46 IST

Bihar animal husbandry and fisheries minister Baidyanath Sahni had to face protests from villagers when he went to lay the foundation stone of a petrol pump at Nikashpur in Samastipur, his home district, on Wednesday.

The protesters, armed with lathis and sticks, were opposing opening of a petrol pump on the land of a college in the village under Morba block. They also burnt a few tractors parked on the college campus.

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Sahni, who took shelter in a college room to escape the ire of the villagers, alleged hands of the BJP and anti-socials behind the incident.

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Some BJP workers and anti-socials indulged in staging violent protest against me when I had gone to lay the foundation stone of a petrol pump in Nikashpur village, the the minister said.

The police escorted the minister safely from the venue to his home, the superintendent of police Babu Ram said.

Photos: Hindustan Times

 

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