JD-U workers make beeline for Delhi

Rush to attend Nitish Kumars rally at Ramlila ground today

All the trains and flights from here to Delhi on Saturday were full of thousands of JD (U) workers and leaders going to the national capital for the party’s ‘Adhikar rally’ seeking special economic status for Bihar.

The Janata Dal (United) led by chief minister Nitish Kumar is holding the rally at Delhi’s Ramlila ground on Sunday to put pressure on the central government for granting a special category status to Bihar or Bihar ka Haq.

Kumar has left for Delhi on Saturday with party leaders for the rally. “The main attraction of the rally will be Nitish Kumar and his speech for Bihar’s development via special category status,” said party MP R C Singh. “There is no place in almost all the Delhi bound trains. They are full of capacity with JD (U) leaders and workers,” said a railway official.

“All flights from Patna since Saturday morning till night are full of JD (U) leaders, who had reserved the seats over a month ago,” said an official at Patna airport. Dozens of ministers, legislators, and MPs were already camping in Delhi for over a week to make necessary arrangements for the rally. “They are busy to monitor the preparations for the rally and to mobilise support among millions of people from Bihar living in the national capital region,” said JD (U) leader Neeraj Kumar. The party has engaged a group of IIT graduates to use social media to mobilise support. They have also started a “Bihar ka Haq” campaign on Facebook to drum up the support for the rally.

“The campaign’s account has become a big hit on Twitter and YouTube,” said JD (U) leader Sanjay Jha. Kumar has repeatedly expressed his happiness after finance minister P Chidambaram said there is a need for a re-look into the demand of special category status to Bihar and other backward states.

Last year, Kumar had organised an Adhikar rally in Patna to demand special category status for Bihar.

R c singh: The main attraction of the rally will be chief minister Nitish Kumar and his
speech for Bihar’s development via special category status

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