Agnipath Agitation: In Bihar, there is a fierce protest going on against the Agnipath scheme of the central government. Army recruitment candidates vandalized the BJP’s district office in Nawada on Thursday and set fire to it. The office building was engulfed in flames. BJP MLA Aruna Devi’s convoy from Warisliganj was also attacked. The furious youths broke the glass by pelting stones at the woman MLA’s car.
A large number of students took to the streets in Nawada since Thursday morning. Firstly the candidates protested at Prajatantra Chowk. They reached Nawada railway station while setting fire to the streets and vandalized it fiercely. Gaya-Howrah Express was halted at Warisliganj station and Gaya-Kiul MEMU train at Tilaiya Junction.
In many parts of the city including Sadbhavna Chowk, the angry students vandalized and damaged public property. The students pelted stones at various places including Prajatantra Chowk, Sadbhavna Chowk, Main Road, Bhagat Singh Chowk, Indira Chowk in the city.
Young protesters also pelted stones at Nawada district BJP office. This broke the glass of the office. Then the office was set on fire. On the other hand, the candidates pelted stones on the vehicle of Warisaliganj MLA Aruna Devi coming to Nawada. The woman MLA narrowly escaped from the spot on foot. But the windows of the vehicle were broken and other people including the driver have suffered injuries.