Nitish Kumar to push for special status for Bihar at Adhikar rally today
The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar will be addressing his ‘Adhikar’ rally in Patna today, which is basically designed to put pressure on the Centre to give the state special economic status.
It is said in reports that thousands of Janata Dal (United) supporters will come to attend the rally.
In fact, special trains and buses were arranged to bring them to Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, the venue. Around 10,000 police men will be in and out side the Gandhi Maidan.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called his rally at a time when his striking development track record has been somewhat damaged by criticism and protests from several sections of people in Bihar.
Earlier, the chief minister faced protest by people in several rallies, black flags and also slippers.
Talking to media, the Bihar Chief Minister said, “I am getting reports that people are enthusiastically coming to take part in the rally. The rally is for the rights of 10 crore people of Bihar. I urge everyone to take part in it.”
Further, the State Industries minister Renu Kumari is supervising the kitchens established to offer food to the people.
Talking to media, Renu Kumari said, “I have made food and lodging arrangements for about 15,000 people.”
JD(U) chief whip Shrawan Kumar said, “I had hired 60 cooks to prepare rice, dal, vegetables and salad for people attending the rally from his Nalanda constituency.”