Nitish confident of special status to Bihar



Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday voiced confidence that the inter-ministerial group would take decision in favour of according special status to the state of Bihar.

The inter-ministerial group held discussions with a delegation of officials from Bihar led by Chief Secretary Navin Kumar for over 90 minutes in New Delhi earlier during the day.

"Both facts and logic are heavily in favour of the state's demand for a special status to Bihar and I have confidance that Bihar would definitely be accorded a special state status by the centre," Kumar said.

He described today's meeting with the members of inter-ministerial group in New Delhi as satisfactory.

On remarks allegedly made by Team Anna against JD(U) National President Sharad Yadav, he said in a parliamentary system and democratic set up everybody had the right of running a campaign or saying something.

"But at the same time people should refrain from use of indecent remarks against leaders and crossing the limits of decency should be avoided."

To a question of possibility of mid-term poll in the country, the Chief Minister said it would 'largely depend' on the parties within UPA and those supporting it.

On the reports of alleged attempts to bribe Army Chief V K Singh, the chief minister said, "Everyday there are reports of one issue after another at the Centre.

"This is a phase of instability at the centre and the matter regarding army chief required to be thoroughly probed," he said.

PTI