Patna: A man hurled a shoe at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, but it missed the intended target.
The incident took place during a function at which Nitish Kumar reiterated the ban on sale of liquor in Bihar from 1 April, police said.
The shoe landed away from Nitish Kumar and the man was detained by police.
"A man attempted to throw a shoe at the chief minister at a function in Bakhtiyarpur in Patna," a district police official said.
The shoe landed a few metres away from Nitish Kumar.
"This incident took place when Nitish Kumar reiterated that he was committed to implementing a total ban on liquor in the state from 1 April. A man protested against it by throwing a shoe at him," the police official said.
Earlier, Nitish Kumar had made it clear that a total ban on liquor would be imposed in the state in phases. Bihar would first ban country-made liquor and then Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL), he said.
Ban on sale and consumption of alcohol was one of the promises Nitish Kumar made during campaigning for the 2015 Bihar assembly elections.