Patna, Feb 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a protest against denial of special status for Bihar.
BJP supporters staged, ‘rail roko’ in Patna and condemned discriminatory approach towards the demand of special status by residents of Bihar.
Earlier, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had urged people not to travel by trains during the stir.
Another BJP leader, Nitin Patnaik, along with other protesters said that this protest is also to warn chief minister Nitish Kumar who is not taking the demand seriously.
“We are protesting against the way the ruling government, Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have shown a biased attitude towards the demand of special status by residents of Bihar. We are protesting here to warn them. We are also here to protest against Nitish Kumar, who made the issue seem insignificant and deceived the people of Bihar and made it sound like a demand of a specific section,” said Patnaik.
Protesters said that the central government granted a special status of Seemandhra region and did not pay heed to Bihar.
Sushil Modi earlier promised the BJP-led NDA under the leadership of Narendra Modi will provide special status and package to Bihar upon coming to power at the Centre. (ANI)