Besides, Nitish also attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for anointing a leader (Narendra Modi) representing forces, which targetted people from Bihar in Mumbai and other places.
The Bihar CM virtually launched campaign for polls by starting series of ‘Sankalp Rally’ JD-U has planned across the state to press for its demand of special category status and caution people against ‘divisive’ forces led by BJP.
The series of 12 Sankalp rallies planned by JD-U across Bihar till February next year started from East Champaran as party leaders said that Mahatma Gandhi had launched his satyagraha against British government from Changhara.
Keeping distance with Congress which was seen reaching out to Nitish Kumar after his parting company with BJP, the Bihar Chief Minister criticized the UPA government for not taking decision on special category status for Bihar.
"There is every possibility to grant special category status to Bihar after report of Raghuram Rajan committee giving fresh definition of backwardness but the government sitting in Delhi is not taking a decision," Kumar said at Changhara village on Indo-Nepal borders in East Champaran.
Kumar has said on numerous occasions that special category status demand would be JD-U main poll agenda in 2014 Parliamentary elections and he would seek strength from voters to achieve this.
"I and my party leaders have come to take a 'sankalp' (pledge) that we will continue our struggle to achieve special category status for boosting the growth in Bihar," he said.


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