Bihar Special Status

  • BJP slams Nitish for begging UPA govt to grant special status August 29, 2013

    Observing that the special status will not be a panacea of all ills gripping Bihar, the BJP on Thursday slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for begging to the UPA government to grant special status for mutual political benefits in the next general elections. "The Chief Minister is compromising pride of Bihar...
  • Nitish to meet Manmohan, Chidambaram today March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday. He will discuss Bihar's fight for special status with the Centre. Earlier on Sunday, the Bihar Chief Minister held a massive rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan where he took a...
  • 'Bihar does not meet special state status criteria' December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Bihar does not meet the existing criteria to be granted the status of special category state, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. "Bihar does not meet the existing criteria according to which a state is deemed eligible for special category state. We do recognise...
  • Grant special status to Bihar to spur growth, Nitish tells PM December 9, 2012

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that with per capita income being one third of the country and low developmental indices in all core sectors, the state would need at least 30 years to catch up with the national average and urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant...