Patna: With the withdrawal of support by DMK from the Union government, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday the Congress knows the "trick" to remain in power.

"Congress knows the trick of remaining in power," Kumar told reporters at the airport here after returning from the national capital, when asked about the situation arising due to withdrawal of support by DMK on the issue of alleged human rights violations of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

"The situation will change by the evening. DMK is an important partner of UPA...if UPA wishes to continue in power it has to accept the demand of DMK," the senior JD(U) leader said. "Tamil sentiment should be respected. Sri Lanka is our neighbour and we have to maintain our relationship with it," he said.

Kumar, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and handed over a resolution adopted in support of special category status for Bihar at the March 17 Adhikar Rally in Delhi, said either the Centre would form a committee for the purpose or itself take a decision.

Asserting that the Centre has to move fast on the special status issue because it concerns the rights of 10.5 crore citizens of the state, Kumar said the committee should not take unlimited time on the issue.


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