Tariq pitches for unity among all political parties on special status to Bihar

Patna, May 10 (UNI) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and party MP Tariq Anwar today called upon all political parties to rise above their ideological differences and should come forward to ensure accordance of special status to Bihar.

Addressing a state wide party sponsored dharna in support of special status to Bihar, Mr Anwar said that Bihar should be accorded special status at any cost for the inclusive growth.

He asked the Centre to remove all technical glitches coming in the way of grant of special status to Bihar. He said that people of the state would not accept any excuse on the issue when NDA was in power both in the centre and also in the state.

NCP general secretary said that if Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was really committed to ensure grant of special status to Bihar, he should exert pressure on the centre for the purpose. He said that Mr Kumar should participate in the people’s movement for special status to Bihar by breaking alliance with BJP if the Centre did not initiate any step for the purpose. He said that other than NDA, all political parties were demanding accordance of special status to Bihar.