Patna, Apr 16 (PTI) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and Lok Sabha MP Tariq Anwar today said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should either get special category status for the state or else come out of NDA.
Anwar, MP from Katihar in Bihar, asked Kumar to show moral stength like his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu on the issue.
“If getting special category status is the commitment of Nitish government, then he should show moral strength like Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu in taking some firm decisions for getting special category status,” Anwar said.
Suggesting that a particular date should be fixed for getting special category status for Bihar, NCP leader said that all people’s representatives- be it MP, MLAs and MLCs from the state- should resign from their posts if the demand is not fulfilled by that particular date.
He was talking to reporters after party’s state executive committee meeting here at party’s state unit office.
Anwar said that Kumar was an influential minister in NDA government in 2000 when Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar but he did not make special efforts in getting any kind of compensation for Bihar after its division.
NCP demands that Nitish government, which is the part of NDA, should get accorded the special category status to Bihar and its all round development, Anwar said.
Anwar charged that communal activities are being pursued by BJP and Sangh parivar that has led to spurt in the incidents of communal tension and riots.
It is a well thought out strategy of BJP and Sangh parivar to deliberately create communal polarisation in order to consolidate their votes, he said.
On “Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao conference” organised at Gandhi Maidan here yesterday by Imarat Shariah, Anwar said that all the secular political parties should have been invited at the conference as it would have helped in fighting the communal forces that has vitiated the atmosphere.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.