Beating of utensils during Mar 2 Bihar bandh

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 16:16

Patna: Protesting against the denial of special category status to Bihar as given to Seemandhra by Centre, people will beat utensils during the Bihar bandh on March two.

"The unity of people for the issue will make people in Delhi realise that till they grant special category status, citizens of Bihar will not let them sleep," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said while speaking at a programme here last evening.

Kumar, who has called the shutdown, has appealed to the people to come out of their homes at 6:00 pm on March two and beat utensils as during the `JP movement`.

"We will not ask anybody to observe a bandh on March two, but people will themselves spare a day for the cause of Bihar and shun work to protest," Kumar said.

A disciple of Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan, Kumar was a prominent figure in the `Sampoorna Kranti` (total revolution) of JP that started from Bihar and spread across the country.

State JD(U) president Basistha Narayan Singh said beating utensils was a prominent programme during JP`s movement against `Congress misrule` at the time.

Singh, a product of JP movement, told PTI that JD(U) grassroots workers would also launch programmes like torchlight processions and taking out `prabhat ferries` (morning marches) on the day.

PTI

First Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 16:16

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