New Delhi: Reacting over the incident where a youth had hurled slipper at him, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that there is no value for good work. He also termed the incident as absurd and meant for publicity. Also Read - Over 17 People Killed Due to Lightning in Bihar, Third Incident in Week Time
Speaking at a conclave in Patna, Kumar said, “There is no value for the good work that you do, but if anyone hurls a slipper, it suddenly catches everyone’s attention… There is hardly any impact of such incidents. But, there are people who are publicity seekers and do all such absurd things.” Also Read - Enraged Over Domestic Violence, Woman Kills Alcoholic Husband With 'Belan' in Noida; Arrested
A youth had on October 11 hurled slipper in the direction of the podium where Kumar was seated along with other senior JD(U) leaders. The incident had taken place at a ‘Chhatra Samagam’ (students’ congregation) organised by the JD(U) at Bapu Sabhagar auditorium on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan. Also Read - From Real to Reel: Bihar's Jyoti Kumari Who Cycled 1200 Km With Injured Father to Star in a Film Based on Her Journey
“The environment is getting bitter and bitter. People are free to have their own opinion, but they must keep a fundamental thing in their mind that the country, world, and nature belong to everyone.,” he added.
“If someone, who is powerful, thinks that he would remain powerful for a long period of time, it is not possible. The power will be reaching everyone gradually through decentralisation,” Kumar said, enumerating the measures taken by his government for the welfare of SCs and STs.
After assuming office, the JD(U) president said the Bihar government carried out a survey, according to which 12.5 per cent children never attended school, and the majority of them belong to the mahadalit and minority communities.
The youth was identified had told the media he was against reservation and has been protesting against the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Bihar.
This is not the first time a slipper has been hurdled at Nitish Kumar. In 2016, during a public rally, a youth had thrown a slipper at him. The incident had taken place when Kumar, along with several leaders of Janata Dal (United), was attending a public meeting at Bakhtiyarpur in Bihar. A young man aged between 18-20 years had thrown a slipper at him when he was addressing the crowd. The youth was arrested.
During 2015 Bihar Assembly elections Nitish Kumar was shown slippers by a person in a rally in Nawada.
(With PTI inputs)