PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today inaugurated the three-day “Bihar Diwas” to mark formation of this eastern Indian state.
Bihar had been carved out of Bengal province on March 23, 1912.
The state government has kept “de-addiction” as the key theme of the grand celebration this time which will continue for next two days.
The main functions are being organised at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan while the function is being celebrated across the state.
On this occasion, the chief minister also inaugurated the Wi-Fi services which the students enrolled in all government colleges and universities will avail free of cost.
However, the absence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his entire family from the programme remained a talk of the town.
Reports said no member of Prasad family attended the function although both sons of the RJD chief are ministers in the Nitish Kumar government. Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi is also a member of the upper House of Bihar legislature.
Interestingly, Prasad’s deputy chief minister son Tejashwi Yadav used his twitter handle to extend greeting to the people of Bihar on this occasion and to also remind the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his pre-poll promises.
“On Bihar Diwas we demand “Special Status” to Bihar as promised by PM otherwise Bihari’s will completely root out BJP in upcoming elections,” Tejashwi tweeted.
He said three years have rolled by since the PM made these promises but nothing have come out of this.
As many as 31 Lok Sabha seats out of Bihar’s total 40 were won by the BJP and its allies in the last parliamentary polls.
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