Patna: Three people have been expelled from the party after the vehicle was rammed by members of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) during the Bihar bandh called in protest against the Citizenship Act. . Those expelled include RJD president Tirupati Nath Yadav, youth leader Miraj Chand and Shahzada in Bhagalpur. These people broke an auto rickshaw in Bhagalpur with sticks. A video of this was also revealed.
16 people dead in UP, demonstrations in many districts even today
On Saturday, thousands of RJD supporters forcibly closed shops in an attempt to enforce a statewide bandh. ‘Bandh’ became violent in many places. Workers disrupted rail and road traffic. Police arrested 13 people from 38 districts and detained around 1550 people during this period.
ADG Jitendra Kumar said that 14 cases have been registered and 13 people have been arrested in connection with protest and blocking of road and rail routes at some places.
In Munger, protesters vandalized local shops and a police station and shouted slogans condemning the Citizenship Act and the National Citizenship Register (NRC). In Patna, protesters broke the police barricade. Several auto-rickshaws were vandalized in Bhagalpur. In Darbhanga, party supporters also stopped the Darbhanga-New Delhi Bihar Sampark Kranti Superfast Express. Protesters hit the tracks of the train in the Kumhrar area of Patna and at some places in Arra, Jehanabad and Hajipur, disrupting traffic. However, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Friday that the National Citizenship Register (NRC) will not be implemented in the state.
In Nawada, bandh supporters demonstrated on National Highway 31. They burned the wheels on the road there, disrupting the movement of vehicles. The protesters also demonstrated at Zero Meal Chowk in Muzaffarpur. There have been reports of bandh supporters sitting on the railway tracks in Araria and East Champaran districts. Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Jitendra Kumar said, “Adequate forces were deployed in all the districts of the state and asked to deal strictly with anyone trying to create trouble in front of the authorities concerned.”
The Left parties had called a statewide bandh just two days before the Bihar bandh called by the main opposition parties. The RJD had earlier called for the bandh on December 22, but in view of the police recruitment examinations on Sunday, it called for a bandh a day earlier.