Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continued his streak of not answering questions related to child deaths caused by acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur district .
Kumar was accompanying Union Minister and chief of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) Ram Vilas Paswan who had come to the Bihar Legislative Assembly to file his nomination for Rajya Sabha as an NDA candidate.
Keeping a smile on his face, the Bihar Chief Minister continued walking towards his car and left the Legislative Assembly, while the reporters implored him to speak up on the havoc caused by encephalitis in the state.
He also did not respond to the question of whether he will be visiting Muzzafarpur, which has been the worst affected by the outbreak of the disease, again.
Meanwhile , the death toll from acute encephalitis syndrome reached 141 in Bihar with the viral disease claiming the lives of three more children in Muzaffarpur.
As many as 18 districts were affected by encephalitis. Majority of the cases had been reported from Muzaffarpur (437), where 85 children have died so far.