Of the soldiers killed in Sukma attack, 6 are from Bihar. The bodies of martyred soldiers were brought to Patna airport. On this occasion, Bihar Chief Minister or any minister of the government was not present at the airport to pay homage to the martyrs. The martyrs were given a guard of honor at the airport. But there was no one to pay tribute to the soldiers of the country on behalf of the government. Only JD U’s MLA Shyam Rajak was present on this occasion.
BJP leader and Union Minister Ramkripal Yadav was present at the airport. On this occasion, Ramkripal Yadav paid homage to the martyrs and expressed his anger against the CM Nitish Kumar for not being able to reach the spot on this inauspicious occasion. Ramkrupal Yadav said, 'This is an unfortunate situation. I am waiting for two hours here and the Chief Minister is next to his house. They could have come here, but the information that I have received, the CM is watching film Gandhi with his ministers in a hall. He and his ministers are really too busy to come here to pay their homage to the martyrs.
CM Nitish Kumar however did not give any statement directly to Ramkripal's charge but according to a news website, in the eighth installation day program of Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited, the Chief Minister said that the regional imbalance is the stumbling block for the development of the country.
The Chief Minister however apologized for being late by an hour in the program. He said that he was watching a movie made on Gandhi and it was such a movie that I could not left in the middle.