Nitish kicks off campaign for Lok Sabha polls

‘We will continue to fight for special status for Bihar and will not relax unless this is achieved. This is vital for Bihar’s development,’ he told a rally. Nitish Kumar said Bihar’s long pending demand for special status was denied by the central government even as it granted it to Seemandhara, the residual state in Andhra Pradesh.

‘It is a betrayal of the people of Bihar by the UPA government,’ he said. Nitish also said only a special status category would help Bihar to develop by attracting investors and creating more jobs.
He said Bihar’s demand had been ignored since 2000 when Jharkhand was carved out of the state. ‘Give us your support and votes... Our demand will be heard only when we become strong in Delhi,’ he said.

1,000 detained near bihar cm’s residence

Over 1,000 people were detained when they were protesting near chief minister Nitish Kumar’s official residence on Wednesday morning, the police said.

SSP Manu Maharaj said police have detained people as they were protesting in a protected area near the chief minister’s official residence in violation of rules. The protestors included Kosi flood victims from Supaul and Saharsa districts. Thousands of flood victims are still awaiting the construction of their houses under the state government’s ‘rehabilitation and reconstruction project.’
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