Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday dismissed the speculations that any of his partymen was behind the attack on Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi’s car attack. Unidentified persons attacked Modi’s car in an area known to be an RJD stronghold.
The incident occurred minutes after Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and Lalu’s son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav’s motorcade had passed through the area.
Unidentified persons hurled stones at Modi’s car when he was on his way to the village on Tuesday evening, Ritesh Mandal, the officer in-charge of the Bidupur police station said.
Preliminary information suggests that the car received some damage but there was no injury to the deputy chief minister, who proceeded to attend the funeral ceremony of ex-BJP MLA Achutanand Singh’s mother.
His escort party informed the police about the incident, Mandal said. Vaishali Superintendent of Police (SP) Rakesh Kumar said Modi was being escorted back to Patna under heavy police protection.
Earlier, Sushil Modi’s car was attacked with stones at Chak Shinkandrabad in Bihar’s Vaishali district on Tuesday evening. According to BJP members, Modi was on his way to Mahnat when the incident happened.
Officer in-charge of Bidupur police station Ritesh Mandal said that some miscreants attacked Sushil Modi's car when he was on way to Mahnat.
According to BJP party workers, RJD members attacked the cavalcade with sticks and pelted stones on the cars. “He is safe,” said a BJP partyworker to the local media.
The party worker added that the stone pelters were shouting anti-BJP, anti-Modi and anti-Nitish Kumar slogans while pelting stones. BJP party workers of Vaishali district and nearby areas started gathering at the incident site on learning about the incident.
Vaishali district administration has pumped in force in the area to prevent any clash between members of the two rival political parties.