Patna: Celebrating his seven years as Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Saturday praised the performance of his government, and also flagged some the plans that it has on anvil for the immediate future.

Taking into account the various developmental steps initiated by his government, Kumar said that once looked down upon for its backwardness and lawlessness, Bihar has now become a role model of development for other states.

The Chief Minister also announced that he will not ask for votes in the 2015 assembly elections if his government fails to provide electricity. "I will not ask people to vote for JD(U) in the next state assembly polls if government fail to provide electricity to everyone,” he said.

Talking about his much-talked demand- special status to Bihar, he said: “We have raised this issue and got consensus form the people of Bihar. If we get this privilege, it will certainly be an economic boon for the state.”

“There is no area left where developmental work is not taking place. Our work is being appreciated by other states, and Bihar is now a model of development for them. Migration of people from the state has come down drastically,” he added.

(JPN/Agencies)

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