JD(U) to undertake series of 'padayatras' in Bihar

Patna: Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will undertake a series of 'padayatras' in Bihar to gauge the mood of voters and get first hand knowledge of implementation of development schemes by the NDA government, a senior party leader said Sunday.

Charging the Centre with pursuing anti-Bihar policies, JD(U) state unit president Vijay Kumar Choudhary said the rallies would be on the lines of 'vishwash yatra' undertaken by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

He said the party had launched a special signature drive and after obtaining one crore signatures, a memorandum would be submitted to the Centre demanding special category status to Bihar.

While the CM would undertake the 'vishwash yatra' from the last week of this month, several wings of the party would also launch 'yatras' to educate people about the measures undertaken by the NDA for the benefit of different sections of the society, Choudhary said.

He said on the pattern of 'Kisan Rath' and 'Karpoori Rath, already launched by the party, the minority cell would take out an 'Aman (peace) Rath' and the women's cell a 'Swambalam Rath' (self-help).