RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna, six injured
At least six persons were injured in a clash between BJP and stone-pelting RJD workers outside the BJP office here, a day after IT raids in connection with alleged benami property deals involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Hundreds of bare-bodied RJD youth wing workers marched towards the BJP state headquarters, to register their protest against senior BJP leader Sushil Modi's "continuous attack" on the RJD chief and his family.
Carrying RJD flags and shouting "Lalu Zindabad", the workers turned violent and pelted stones at the BJP office at Beer Chand Patel Marg, eyewitnesses said.
The BJP workers came out of the office with sticks to retaliate. In the melee, at least six persons were hit by stones and windscreens of many vehicles parked outside the BJP office were damaged.
"It was unprovoked violence. Police intervened timely to separate the clashing workers of both the parties," Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.
Additional police force has been deployed to maintain peace, the SSP said.
Similar scenes were witnessed in Muzzafarpur where RJD workers gheraoed the BJP office but timely intervention by the police prevented an outbreak of violence.