Days before the polling for phase 1 of Bihar elections began, a firing incident took place in Bihar's Munger wherein the police fired at the devotees during the idol immersion. The incident was immediately taken up by the opposition leaders and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav lashed out at CM Nitish Kumar. The incident has now been taken into cognizance by the Election Commission of India, who has ordered an inquiry into the matter.
Both the DM & SP have been suspended and a new DM & SP will be joining Munger today. Massive widespread protests are going on, not just in Munger but in several other parts of Bihar as well. The pressure from the opposition forced the EC to take immediate action into the matter.