BJP to demand special status for Bihar at Oct 27 Hunkar Rally

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Patna, Oct 18: The BJP aims to steal the show from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by demanding a special status for Bihar at its October 27 Hunkar Rally here. The rally will be addressed by the party's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.

Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday accused the chief minister of failing to secure a special status for the state. He said it was evident from Nitish Kumar's earlier stand when he backed the Raghuram Rajan report and kept his demand limited to some additional financial help from the Centre.

He said Kumar's limited demand was not sufficient to finish pending projects worth Rs 40,000 crore and a special package was what needed to give these projects a final shape.

Nitish Kumar has failed in securing a special status for Bihar, said Sushil Modi

Modi said the BJP would stress this issue in the upcoming rally in the presence of its prime ministerial candidate. He said his party would now demand the creation of a new category called 'disadvantaged states' which could be considered for granting special status.

BJP workers in the state have engaged in door-to-door campaign for inviting people to attend the Hunkar Rally and make it successful like most other rallies that have been addressed by Narendra Modi over the past few months.

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