At Nitish Kumar Rally in Tarapur, Youths Stage Protest Over Unemployment

"I know who sent them to create a ruckus and cause disturbance during the rally," Nitish Kumar said.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, 26 October, was confronted with a tough situation while campaigning in Tarapur constituency's Munger district for the bypolls scheduled for 30 October.

A group of youths staged a protest, holding up placards and shouting slogans at Kumar's rally in Tetia Bazar, agitating against the lack of jobs.

While security personnel tried to stop the protesting youths, the chief minister called them off.

He added, "They are just 15-20 youths jumping in the air. Let them go. I know who sent them to create a ruckus and cause disturbance during the rally," he said. "We will analyse their demands and accept them, if possible," IANS quoted him as saying.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), during the 2020 Assembly election, had promised to provide 19 lakh jobs in a year, as opposed to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav's promise of providing employment opportunity to 10 lakh individuals.


Meanwhile, RJD leader and Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav acknowledged the youth-led agitation and tweeted, "When unemployed youths demanded 19 lakh jobs, Nitish Kumar lost his mind."

Saying that the CM fails to step out of his residence and interact with the electorate, he added, "When he has to speak at poll rallies and the youths question him, why does the weak Chief Minister get agitated?"

The bypolls to Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly constituencies are scheduled for 30 October and the counting of the votes will be held on 2 November.

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