Bonhomie in Bihar: Nitish demands full statehood for Kejriwal's Delhi

The increasing warmth of the ties between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his counterpart from Bihar Nitish Kumar may heat up the matters in the wake of upcoming assembly polls in the state.

By Supriya Jha | Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015, 13:48 PM IST
Bonhomie in Bihar: Nitish demands full statehood for Kejriwal's Delhi

Patna: The increasing warmth of the ties between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his counterpart from Bihar Nitish Kumar may heat up the matters in the wake of upcoming assembly polls in the state.

With Kejriwal throwing his weight behind the JD(U) leader, Nitish too has reciprocated the gesture and demanded full statehood for Delhi, besides his old demand that Bihar be accorded a special status, the ANI said.

As Delhi CM Kejriwal arrived in Patna on Thursday to attend a function where he shared the dais with Nitish, he tried his best to woo the voters in favour of Kumar.

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“I have got the opportunity to learn a lot from Nitish ji,” Arvind was quoted as saying by the ANI.

Though Kejriwal was shown black flags at the airport, he did not refrain from commenting against what he called the 'gundagardi' of the Centre.

“Anti corruption branch of Delhi Govt, but Central Govt appoints its chief. This is simply 'gundagardi',” Kejriwal said reportedly.

He also exuded confidence in his party's strength, claiming that if there were an election in Delhi now, his party would win 70 out of 70 seats.

In the wake of increasing bonhomie between the two Chief Ministers, Kejriwal's Patna visit ahead of Oct-Sep Bihar polls is being seen as a bid to tilt the Bihari electorate in Nitish's camp.

It is no secret that Kumar and Kejriwal have of late been enjoying an amiable relationship.

Kumar's party JD(U) did not field any candidate in Delhi election against AAP and JD(U) leaders even campaigned for Kejriwal's party.