Nitish Kumar plans one crore signatures for special status
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar on Monday said he had asked the party workers to obtain one crore signatures seeking special category status for Bihar and those would be submitted to the Prime Minister.
Bihar should be properly compensated as the mineral rich areas, power generating units and best institutions have fallen in the domain of Jharkhand after the bifurcation of Bihar in November 2000, Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of the 'Janata Durbar''.
Referring to incrasing naxalite activites in the state, Kumar said his government had launched 'Sarkar aapke dawar' (government at your doorsteps) programme asking the Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream of the society.
He said the government was facing shortage of police force and said over 13,000 police personnel including SIs, ASI and constables would be recruited before the end of his tenure on November 24, 2010.