The CPI (ML) organized a statewide ‘Dhikkar Diwas’ on 27 July 2017 against the blatant betrayal of the people’s mandate and the political coup in Bihar. PM Modi’s and CM Nitish Kumar’s effigies were burnt at Kargil Chowk in Patna. The protests were led by Comrades Mahboob Alam (CPI(ML) MLA and the party’s Legislative Party leader), Rameshwar Prasad, Meena Tiwari, Saroj Chaubey, Shashi Yadav and others. Addressing the meeting which followed the effigy burning, the speakers said that the people of Bihar would never forgive Nitish Kumar for this ‘Mandate Scam’ and act of political corruption. The mandate was against the poisonous communal policies of the BJP but Nitish has turned traitor and joined hands with that very BJP and thus cheated and betrayed the poor, dalits, women, minority communities, and all secular people.
Dhikkar marches, meetings, and effigy burnings were also held at Ara, Samastipur, Purnea, Siwan, Patna (Rural), Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Betiya, Nalanda, Nawada, Gopalganj, Jehanabad, Arwal, Darbhanga, Vaishali, at block and district levels.