In a press conference held in Patna on Oct 29, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala alleged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is responsible for Munger incident. Surjewala said, "Firing and lathi-charge on devotees of Maa Durga in Munger were done at the behest of Nitish Kumar-Sushil Modi government. There is arson and lawlessness, and Nitish Kumar is to be held responsible." On October 26, firing happened at the time of Goddess Durga idols immersion in Munger and a man got killed in the incident. Protests were also held against the violence and for demanding action against Munger SP and SDO.