PATNA: Disgruntled Janata Dal-United leader Upendra Kushwaha, who is currently at odds with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after his open revolt, has alleged that his car was attacked with stones in the Bhojpur district of the state. Kushwaha, who is a member of the state legislative council, made the allegation on his official Twitter handle on Monday, tagging Kumar and the Bihar Police.
“Some anti-social elements attacked my car at Nayka Tola, Jagdishpur (Bhojpur). They ran away when security personnel tried to chase them,” Kushwaha tweeted in Hindi.
Just now some anti-social elements suddenly attacked my vehicle passing near Nayaka Tola turn in Jagdishpur of Bhojpur district, some anti-social elements threw stones. Everyone ran away when the security personnel ran.@NitishKumar @bihar_police
— Upendra Kushwaha (@UpendraKushJDU) January 30, 2023
The district police said it was probing the matter and trying to identify the culprits. No injuries have been reported in the incident. Kushwaha, upon return to the state capital, claimed that he was clueless about the identity and motive of the attackers.
The former Union minister has been in a sulk ever since Kumar rebuffed speculations of his induction as deputy CM, making it clear that only RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav will hold the post.
Kushwaha, who returned to the JD(U) in 2021, merging his Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, has since been demanding that terms of the alleged deal struck with the RJD while forging the alliance in August last year be made public.