The special category status for the state has received a social media fillip, as the JD(U) has started a campaign on Facebook in support of a rally scheduled at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on March 17.
The campaign — Bihar ka haq — is steadily gaining momentum. The crusade also has accounts on Twitter and YouTube. Bihar Ka Haq is a social media platform created to unite those who want progress and prosperity in Bihar and create an opportunity to interact and communicate directly with policy makers.
“Social media is very important in this age. The party understands the significance of using the medium to widen our appeal,” said JD(U) leader Sanjay Jha. The Facebook page can be accessed on www.facebook.com/specialbihar. On Twitter, the movement is titled www.twitter.com/BiharKaHaq. To see the crusade on YouTube, one has to type Bihar ka haq in the search box.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar after assuming power, has been pressing for the special status tag for the state.
In view of the rally in Delhi, information and public relations minister Brishen Patel will address the public on March 2 and 3.