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MP Pappu Yadav threatens to disrupt LS proceedings in support

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

MP Rajesh Ranjan alias (JAP) today observed bandh in the state in support of demand to accord special category status to

JAP supporters were seen burning tyres near Dak Bungalow chowk and halting traffic in the state capital during the bandh.

Similar reports of tyre burning, traffic blockades and protest march by the JAP supporters came from different parts of the state during the bandh.

Pappu Yadav's JAP had given a call for a day long bandh today to press for implementation of various demands that included- according special category status to Bihar, safety and security to women and providing quality education and employment to youths.

Yadav, who led the bandh in the state capital, fainted at square due to scorching sun but soon regained consciousness.

Addressing the bandh supporters gathered there, Yadav threatened to disrupt the proceedings on the issue of according special category status to

"Bihar was denied special status when UPA was in the government at the centre for 10 years of which Lalu Prasad was a part. I thank Nitish Kumar for raising the issue of special category status to Bihar but, where was he when special category status was accorded to other states during Atal ji's regime in which he was a minister," Yadav asked.

"I will not allow the to run on the issue of Bihar being denied special category status. It does not matter even if I am marshalled out from the House...I can not compromise on twin issues of special category status and creation of employment opportunities for youths of Bihar," he added.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 19:55 IST