Patna: Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday accused Nitish Kumar of deploying 24 policemen to prevent former Bihar chief minister from enjoying mangoes and litchi from trees planted at his 1, Anne Marg bunglow. Manjhi continues to occupy residence, designated for Bihar chief minister, even after being removed from the chair in February this year.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stays in a bunglow at 7 Circular road. HAM spokesman Danish Rizwan, in a statement said, 24 policemen, including 8 sub Inspectors and 16 constables have been deployed in One Anne Marg, especially to guard hundreds of trees of mangoes and litchi fruits.
Policemen deployed on duty at former CM’s residence told reporters that they have been instructed to guard the fruits and prevent anybody picking even the fruits that fall on the ground on its own. Opposition parties lashed out at Nitish Kumar on he matter, Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said it was bizarre that a person occupying a bunglow was deprived of enjoying fruits from trees planted there.
RJD Vice President Raghubansh Prasad Singh said instead of paying attention to improve law and order situation in the state, giving priority to safeguarding mangoes and litchi, was beyond understanding. Manjhi was handpicked by Kumar to succeed him after he stepped down from the CM’s post in the wake of JD(U)’s debacle in general election. But, he turned a detractor after which he was unceremoniously removed from the post in February this year.