Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar To Visit Punjab

, 10:13 AM IST

Jalandhar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will visit Punjab soon and will hold talks with JD(U) leaders on several issues, including liquor ban, party state unit vice president Om Prakash Khemkarni said on Friday.

Mr Khemkarni claimed that total prohibition in Bihar is being appreciated across the country. Liquor ban in Punjab, which is facing drug menace, is need of the hour, he said.

Nitish, who was recently elected as party president, will also address a rally during his visit, Mr Khemkarni said.

Nitish gave his consent to the visit, however, the time and date of the trip is yet to be finalised, he said, adding that the Chief Minister could participate in programmes to be held in Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ludhiana.