Bihar forms massive human chain in support of total prohibition; Nitish Kumar leads

The human chain to reflect the people’s support for total prohibition is in progress across Bihar. 

Published: 21st January 2017 01:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2017 05:24 PM   |  A+A-

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav take part in human chain event to spread awareness on de-addiction and prohibition of liquor. | Picture Courtesy: ANI

By Express News Service

Bihar attempted to form the world’s longest human chain today that started from the Gandhi Maidan in Patna. The chain was formed to show staunch support towards total prohibition of liquor. 

The chain which will be formed to herald the second phase of a campaign in support of prohibition is expected to be over 3,000 km long and involve more than two crore people. 

The human chain to reflect the people’s support for total prohibition is in progress across Bihar. 

The massive statewide event organised by the Nitish Kumar-led government started at 12:15 PM. It will end at 1 PM. Nearly two crore people are participating in the event, said the government.

KEY UPDATES:

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav says human chain remained a success across Bihar. He appeals to people to stay away from alcoholic liquor. The RJD chief says even the Opposition BJP in the state formed a human chain.
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says statewide human chain remained successful and reflected people's "strong resolve" in support of prohibition.
  • In the northern Bihar district of Motihari, police wields baton on a crowd of people as the human chain in support of prohibition was about to end.
  • Two boys participating in the Bihar human chain in southern Kaimur district have fallen in a drain. One saved; the other missing. A search op is on.
  • Bihar Congress chief and education minister Ashok Chaudhary and Speaker Vijay Chaudhary stood in the human chain at Patna's Gandhi Maidan with CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
  • Leaders of Bihar's Opposition BJP formed a human chain in the western district town of Siwan, where the party is now holding its state executive committee meeting.
  • Six children in Bihar's ongoing human chain fall unconscious in Muzaffarpur district. Medical team yet to reach them.
  • Thousands of men, women and schoolchildren have come out on to the roads all over Bihar to participate in the human chain to show support for prohibition in the state.
  • Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav and health minister Tej Pratap Yadav, both sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, stand in the human chain at Gandhi Maidan with Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav.
  • Nitish Kumar and Lalu release bunches of colourful balloons into the sky to formally announce the human chain to commence.
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav, the RJD chief, said: "All sections of society have come together to participate in the human chain in support of prohibition".
  • Bihar government says the human chain will be recognised as the longest in the world.
  • Two ISRO satellites, four camera-fitted helicopters of Bihar government and nearly 20 camera-fitted drones are engaged in capturing photographs and videos of the statewide human chain in support of prohibition.
  • Officials of Limcal Book of Records are camping in Patna to witness and measure the event.
  • All major roads in Bihar Capital Patna is full of people participating in the human chain. The people hailing from all communities and socio-economic backgrounds are holding one another's hands.
  • Traffic has been blocked on several roads and alternative routes have been provided.
  • The human chain to reflect the people’s support for total prohibition is in progress across Bihar. 
  • The massive statewide event organised by the Nitish Kumar-led government started at 12:15 PM. It will end at 1 PM. Nearly two crore people are participating in the event, said the government.
  • Nitish Kumar himself inaugurated the event at the historic Gandhi  Maidan in Patna. Kumar was accompanied by his ally and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Kumar and Yadav held each other's hands and stood in a long line of thousands of people.
  • Several ministers and hundreds of leaders of Bihar's three ruling alliance parties - JD(U), RJD and Congress - are standing in the human chain along with Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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The human chain to reflect the people’s support for total prohibition is in progress across Bihar. 

The massive statewide event organised by the Nitish Kumar-led government started at 12.15 pm. Nearly two crore people are participating in the event, said the government.

Nitish Kumar himself inaugurated the event at the historic Gandhi  Maidan in Patna. Kumar was accompanied by his ally and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Kumar and Yadav held each other's hands and stood in a long line of thousands of people. 

Several ministers and hundreds of leaders of Bihar's three ruling alliance parties - JD(U), RJD and Congress - are standing in the human chain along with Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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