Nitish development claims non-existent: CPI-ML

Patna, April 29: Hundreds of Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninst (CPI-ML) cadres protested against the visit of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Kaimur district Sunday and rejected his “claims” of development and establishment of law and order in Bihar, officials said.

Dozens of CPI-ML activists were arrested for staging the protest. The chief minister has embarked on a visit to Bhabhua, which is the district headquarter of Kaimur as part of his much publicised ‘Sewa Yatra’ (visit for service).

“We took out march to protest Kumar’s claims of non-existent development and establishment of law and order. CPI-ML activists were arrested for protesting against chief minister,” CPI-ML district leader Vijay Yadav said.

Yadav alleged that lakhs of rupees were spent on barricading in the name of security by district authorities to prevent people to voice their angers.

Dozens of CPI-ML activists were arrested for staging protest against Kumar’s ‘Sewa Yatra’ in Bhabhua and also stopped others from protesting, police said.

Some agitating fixed pay teachers had also protested against the visit of chief minister Saturday, the second day of his ‘Sewa Yatra’.

Earlier, Samajwadi Party activists including an ex-legislator Ram Chandra Yadav were detained by police when they attempted to block the cavalcade of Kumar Saturday.

Last week, hundreds of parateachers showed black flags to Kumar during his ‘Sewa Yatra’ in East Champaran district to express their anger and unhappiness over non-payment of their salaries for months.

IANS