New Delhi, Mar 17 (): Demanding special status for Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar addressed a massive rally at the Ramlila ground in Delhi on Sunday reiterating to provide special status to his state.
Reminding about the contributions made by the people of Bihar in the development of the country and their sacrifice in the freedom struggle, Nitish Kumar stated that he wanted Bihar to progress like other states of the country and he will fight for his state’s right.
Stating that Bihar can also become a developed state, if the central government opens its eyes towards Bihar, Nitish Kumar stressed saying that it is time the government starts responding to the demands of the people. Showing the strength of the state, the Bihar Chief Minister emphasized saying that his state was not treated fairly, and he would not beg for the special status but it is their right to demand.
Urging that he will no more remain a silent spectator and will fight until the government provides special status to Bihar, Nitish Kumar highlighted the fact that Biharis were forced to live in their own state in poor living conditions and were facing humiliation in other states.
Adding that it is a fight for the rights of a backward state which will also help promoting other backward states in the country, the Bihar Chief Minister claimed saying that the rally is not motivated in showing the power of the state but an attempt to get the right to the state.
When asked by reporters whether he will join hands with the UPA if it approves his demand, Nitish Kumar remained vague and said that it is not necessary that he has to say everything right now.
Sources said that the UPA which is largely looking forward for new allies might even spot Nitish Kumar as a potential companion in case the BJP projects Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha elections.