Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today sat on 'Satyagraha' (dharna) in front of Mahatma Gandhi's bust at Gandhi Maidan as part of the JD(U) day-long 'Bihar bandh' to protest the Centre's "discriminatory" attitude toward Bihar and vowed to get special status for the state.
Accompanied by his ministers and senior JD(U) leaders, Kumar took out a march from his official residence at 1, Anne Marg to the Gandhi Maidan and sat on dharna on a platform in front of Mahatma Gandhi's bust.
After undertaking five-hour sit-in, the Chief Minister said that he was sitting on 'Satyagraha' with an unflinching pledge that he and the people of Bihar will succeed in their resolve to get special status for the state.
"Bihar too has a right to development and I am sure we will succeed in getting special status for development," he said.
The Chief Minister said that he and his party colleagues have undertaken Satyagraha with a pledge that "we will be able to get our due rights in terms of special status."
Senior ministers Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, P K Shahi, Shyam Rajak, Nitish Mishra and N N Yadav were among the host of JD(U) leaders and workers who sat on dharna with the Chief Minister.