Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said backward states in the country will get a special status “if a non-BJP government” is formed at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
“We have constantly been demanding special status. We have campaigned for it and spoken about it in every meeting. If we (opposition) get to form a government (at the centre) the next time, then why would we not give special status to backward states? We’re not talking only about Bihar. We’re also talking about some other backward states that should get special status,” Kumar told media people here. The Chief Minister also slammed the BJP for its remarks on the law and order situation in the state following the mass shooting incident in Begusarai, which killed one person and left nine others injured.
“The police officials there are keeping an eye on everything and all the aspects are being investigated. Whatever they say does not make sense. We have been monitoring law and order continuously. Everything will be revealed,” he said.