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BJP backs Nitish on special status

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley,who opened the state executive of the BJP in Patna,thanked CM Nitish Kumar for Bihar’s makeover.

A day before the JD-U holds its Adhikar rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi to reiterate the demand for special category status for Bihar,the BJP said it supported the demand. It asked the Centre to revisit the definition of a backward state and do something concrete for Bihar within four months.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley,who opened the state executive of the BJP in Patna,thanked CM Nitish Kumar for Bihar’s makeover.

He said people were looking up to BJP to provide an alternative. “With UPA’s allies threatening to withdraw support to the government but finally not daring because of political constraints,it is becoming clear that NDA has to fight on its strength to oust UPA government,” he said.

Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi,Jaitley said,“How leadership is nurtured through years of toil can be learnt from BJP. If a person from a big family does not have leadership qualities,he will not be able to guard politics of the family for a long time.”