Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday reiterated his call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as "betrayal" the UPA government`s decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while "ignoring" a similar demand made by his government.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar termed as `after thought` the BJP`s decision to support his call `Bihar bandh` in return of his support to their `rail roko` agitation to protest against the Centre`s discriminatory approach.
With JD(U) and BJP launching separate agitations to protest the Centre`s denial of special category status to Bihar like Seemandhra, BJP on Saturday said if Chief Minister Nitish Kumar supported its `rail roko` stir on February 28, it would also join his March 2 statewide bandh.
Today`s Bihar bandh was described as
a "flop" by the ruling NDA, who said incidents of vandalism
and arson during the day proved that RJD, which sponsored the
shut down, wanted the return of `goonda raj`.