New Delhi: Buoyed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s resolution to split the state into four parts, Janata Dal (United) MP from Muzaffarpur Captain Jai Narayan Nishad raised the issue of division of Bihar. He urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to bring a motion in this regard in the winter session of state assembly beginning on December 2.

In a letter to Nitish Kumar, Muzaffarpur MP requested the CM to get a resolution passed by the Bihar legislative assembly seeking bifurcation of the state into North and South Bihar. Nishad has reminded Nitish of his statement supporting the resolution passed by the UP state assembly.

The state should be split into North and South for the overall development of Bihar, Nishad added.
Terming the division of Bihar as need of the hour, Nishad said, “The holy river Ganga flows through central Bihar, therefore area north of it should be called as North Bihar similarly area south of the Ganga should be named as South Bihar.

“North Bihar has 127 assembly segments. As Muzaffarpur is situated in the central part of North, it should be made the capital,” JD (U) MP added.

Nishad said, “The division of Bihar will create neither language problem nor promote communal violence. All the political parties will agree to such proposal.”

JPN/Bureau