Patna: In a bid to garner public support ahead of the assembly elections scheduled next year, former Bihar chief minister and senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar will today lead a protest against the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP)'s ‘injustice' and ‘betrayal' over providing special category status to the state as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Lok Sabha poll.
Kumar will sit near Kargil Chowk, close to Gandhi Maidan, as part of the agitation.
“On October 20 people of Bihar in protests organised by JD (U) at every district headquarter will seek ‘hisab' (account) from the BJP government,” Kumar had wrote on his Facebook account.
“People of the state will take them to task for injustice and betrayal over providing special category status to the state,” Kumar added.
JD (U) spokesman Rajiv Ranjan said that party workers and people would also sit on dharna at every district headquarters on Monday and submit a memorandum against the Centre's denying special category status to Bihar.
The former chief minister, who stepped down from the chair after drubbing in Lok Sabha election, said through strong protest a strong message should reach to every citizen of the state so that no party or leader could dare to play ‘fraud' with the people.
JD (U) has made it clear that special category status would be its central agenda in the crucial Assembly election next year.