On Tuesday, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar faced an onion attack while addressing an election rally in Madhubani district. Kumar was reportedly talking about the employment issue when he faced a sudden attack of onions coming right at his face. Not a single onion hit Mr. Kumar though.
The rally was organized in support of his party nominee Sudhanshu Shekhar at Gangaur village ground in Harlakhi Assembly constituency.
The perpetrator threw the onions from a distance that could not reach the stage. Kumar’s security personnel reacted immediately and formed a barrier around the CM. The attack didn’t stop Mr. Kumar as he carried on. “Khub feko, khub feko,” he said.
Kumar asked his security personnel to not pay attention to them. He continued with his speech as he said, “Keep throwing. This will not have any impact”.
When the crowd found out the perpetrators, Mr. Kumar asked the people to leave them. He continued saying that they would understand themselves after a few days.
Onions are not the things CM Nitish Kumar has faced
This would not the first time when CM Nitish Kumar has to face hostility during his election rallies. He had faced sections of crowds who would obstruct his speech. A bothered CM Kumar chastised for “acting on behalf of his political rivals”. Apart from onions, he also faced a slipper once on his way to a helicopter. This happened at an election meeting at Sakra in Muzaffarpur district on October 26 after he completed his speech. The slipper also missed the target.
Mr. Kumar lost his temper once when a crowd chanted “Lalu Zindabad” in his rally. He asked the protestors to stop it or leave the venue. The CM said, “Do not make such noise here. If you do not want to vote for us, don’t do it”.
Mr. Kumar also promised the people that no individual has to go outside Bihar “under compulsion” to look for jobs. He assured the people that if he returns to power, his future government will produce more employment opportunities and he will keep true to his promise. Lakhs of migrant workers came back to their homes during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of them are still at home and are out of work.
The rally was for the third and final phase of the elections scheduled for November 7. It is witnessing their penultimate phase of polling on Tuesday in 94 constituencies in 17 districts.