Bihar polls: 3 held for waving slippers during Nitish rally

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2015 20:12 IST

Chief minister Nitish Kumar faced an embarrassing situation on Tuesday when a group of youths heckled him and waved slippers during his public address in support of JD(U) candidate and sitting MLA from Warisaliganj, Pradeep Kumar.

Locals, however, chased them away soon after. Police have arrested three of the suspected miscreants, Pakribarawan sub divisional officer of police Ram Pukar Singh said.

According to official sources, the accused signalled the chief minister to sit down while he was addressing the public. When he continued, they waved slippers at him, the sources said.

Taken aback, the CM asked the gathering whether they wanted to hear him or not, to which a loud noise of “yes” came out.

After the rally, the JD(U) candidate accused the opposition parties of instigating miscreants to disrupt the CM’s address.

The incident came a day after Nitish was shown black flags in the constituency demanding a change of candidate.

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