Villagers confronting LJP MLA Rajkumar Sah at Harivanshpur village in Vaishali on Sunday. Photo/ANI
Villagers confronting LJP MLA Rajkumar Sah at Harivanshpur village in Vaishali on Sunday. Photo/ANI

Bihar: Angry villagers shoo away LJP MLA for not extending support to AES victims

ANI | Updated: Jun 23, 2019 17:32 IST

Vaishali (Bihar) [India], June 23 (ANI): The angry residents of Harivanshpur village on Sunday shooed away LJP MLA Rajkumar Sah for not being with them, while they were grappling with the crisis of severe water shortage and the acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), which has claimed the lives of several children in the village so far.
Sah along with newly elected local MP Pashupati Kumar Paras on Sunday visited village after the residents put up missing posters of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Shah. The locals did not only shout slogans against Sah, but also shooed him away.
Paras distributed medicines among the villagers and assured all possible help to them, but they got angry to see Sah and asked him where he was when they were faced with such a grim situation where they did not even have water.
Paras also gave Rs 5,000 to the families of those children who died due to the AES.
"He is our MLA. He didn't even have time to listen to our grievances. When some people went to his residence to tell him about the serious situation, his son pushed them away from the door," said a villager.
Residents of Harivanshpur village on Saturday had announced a reward of Rs 15,000 for locating their MP and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan for not being with them in the hour of the dire need.
They put up banners and pasted posters on their cattle to convey their anguish against Paswan. They have also announced Rs 5,000 reward for finding out the local LJP MLA.
Union Minister Paswan, who heads the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), an ally of the BJP, filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as the NDA candidate from Bihar on Friday.
In the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, LJP contested six seats and won all of the seats. Paswan's brothers -- Ramchandra Paswan and Pashupati Paras -- won from Samastipur and Hajipur seats respectively, while his son Chirag Paswan got re-elected from Jamui, all seats reserved for the scheduled castes. (ANI)