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Bihar follows U.P. example; gives tax exemption to 'PK'

After Uttar Pradesh, the Bihar government has decided to give Aamir Khan-starrer PK entertainment tax exemption. The former Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, recommended that the film be made tax-free after watching it.

“Nitish Kumar has demanded that PK be declared tax-free in the State and I’ll definitely consider his demand. Soon, an order will be passed to make the movie tax-free,” Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Thursday.

He also said the government would like to make arrangements for people in remote areas to watch the movie. “I too will soon watch it,” Mr. Manjhi said here.

On Wednesday night, Mr. Kumar with some Cabinet Ministers and party leaders watched the film.

“This film is not only entertaining but also creates awareness and has a positive message for society. All those protesting against it are hypocrites,” Mr. Kumar said, giving 10 out of 10 to Mr. Khan, who played the lead role.

On Tuesday, Bajrang Dal members protested against the film here and burnt its posters, demanding a ban on it for “insulting the Hindu religion and its deities.”

They also tried to ransack cinemas in Nawada, Saran and Bhojpur districts. However, RJD MP from Madhepura Pappu Yadav declared that there was nothing objectionable in the film and asked the party’s youth front, Yuva Shakti, to take on those protesting against the screening.

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