Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday batted for full statehood for Delhi as his party Janata Dal (United) geared up for the state assembly polls due early next year here. Addressing workers of his party, which is the BJP-led NDA ally, JD (U) president Kumar also reiterated his demand for a special status for Bihar, even though the Modi government has already rejected it.
“Just like we want special status for Bihar, we have always wanted statehood for Delhi,” Kumar said. Though the JD(U) is a BJP ally, its alliance with the saffron party has remained confined to Bihar and it has been fighting polls outside the state on its own.
#WATCH: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Delhi says,"Our party has always been in favour that Delhi should be given full statehood. We want statehood for Delhi similarly like we want special status for Bihar." pic.twitter.com/AofMWofVhY— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2019
The party is eyeing migrant voters from poorvanchal and Bihar to make an impact in the city where the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, BJP and the Congress are key contenders.