- Chirag Paswan and Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) protested over employment issues.
- Chirag Paswan was detained by Patna police
- Paswan and his supporters carried placards some of which read "Bihar Bachao" (Save Bihar)
Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) workers engaged in a scuffle with the administration in Patna during a protest against the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government over employment issues. The police resorted to lathi-charge (Baton charge), water cannon to control the protesters. LJP workers were marching towards Raj Bhavan when they were stopped by police. More to follow.
Party's chief, Chirag Paswan was detained by Patna police along with his supporters during a protest march.
The march had begun at the historic Gandhi Maidan and Paswan and his supporters were detained near the Income Tax roundabout as they were proceeding to Raj Niwas (governor’s house). Police said it tried to stop the protestors by putting up a barricade near Bihar Museum, but when they tried to break it they were detained. Paswan was among those detained and taken to Sachiwalaya police station.
The march had begun from the historical Gandhi Maidan. Before his detention, Paswan, son of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan and an MP, told media persons: “The Nitish Kumar government has failed on all fronts, including providing employment to youths, maintaining law and order, education and health. It should be immediately suspended”.
Paswan and his supporters carried placards some of which read "Bihar Bachao" (Save Bihar) and said they wanted to give a memorandum to the governor against the Nitish Kumar government. They were rounded up by the police and taken into preventive custody before being released later.