Shoe thrown at Bihar CM Manjhi

Patna: A shoe was hurled at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during his weekly 'Janata Durbar' (public meeting) in Patna Monday but missed its target, police said, adding that the man who threw it has been arrested.

'Janata Durbar' is held every week at the chief minister residence here where he meets people and listens to their grievances. It was started by former chief minister Nitish Kumar in 2006.

angry young man: Police take Amritosh Kumar into custody  after he hurled a shoe at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during his weekly  ‘Janata Durbar’ programme in Patna yesterday
Angry young man: Police take Amritosh Kumar into custody  after he hurled a shoe at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during his weekly ‘Janata Durbar’ programme in Patna yesterday. Pic/PTI

The man has been identified as Amritosh Kumar, a resident of Saran district.

He told police that he was fed up and angry as his work has not been done despite his several visits to the 'Janata Durbar'.

The man accused Manjhi of not doing any development in the state and playing caste politics in Bihar.

"The shoe fell four or five feet ahead of Manjhi but it shocked him, who never expected such kind of incident," a police officer told IANS.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana told reporters that a man has been arrested for creating trouble at the 'Janata Durbar'.

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