Special State Status

  • Political parties responsible for lack of development in Jharkhand: Mayawati 22-03-2014 08:54 PM

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday held the political parties, who ruled the state, responsible for "underdevelopment" of Jharkhand and also blamed people for not electing the "right representatives". "You are also responsible. Because we are not sending the right parties and right representatives to the Assembly and Parliament to work...
  • Ajsu calls Jharkhand bandh on March 2 demanding special state status 22-02-2014 06:59 PM

    The Ajsu party on Saturday called a Jharkhand bandh on March two in protest against the Centre not according special category status to Jharkhand. "The party has called the bandh to protest against the Centre ignoring our demand to accord Jharkhand special category status," Ajsu party spokesman Deo Sharan Bhagat...
  • Nitish calls for state-wide bandh, demands special state status 22-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for a state-wide bandh from March 2 to press the Centre to give the state special status. He said, "Seemandhra will get special state status and I do not have any problem with that. But somewhere they take decisions so early, somewhere they...
  • JVM urges Centre to accord Jharkhand special state status 29-11-2013 05:09 PM

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric-JVM) on Friday urged the Centre to accord special status to the state, a day before its youth wing s proposed demonstration near the Raj Bhavan to realise the demand. "The Centre says Jharkhand can take loan for its development. But the state is already in...
  • Assocham backs special category status demand by Bihar 17-11-2013 05:44 PM

    Bihar needs special category status to sustain an impressive growth rate and also push inclusive growth of the country, industry body Assocham has said. The chamber has submitted a memorandum to the Centre, pushing Bihar's case for the grant of special status to enable it to catch up with other...
  • Ex-Deputy CM Sushil Modi ridicules Nitish for hailing Raghuram's report 27-09-2013 07:36 PM

    Observing that the Raghuram Rajan panel report has crushed Bihar's aspiration for special status, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on Friday, ridiculed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for celebrating the report despite his nominee on the panel having registered a strong note of dissent. "I wonder as to why...
  • Nitish welcomes Raghuram Rajan's report on states 26-09-2013 07:15 PM

    Welcoming Raghuram Rajan panel report which has put Bihar among the least developed states, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Thursday, described it as a 'victory' for the state but was non-committal on alliance with Congress for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Do not talk of politics today... We will take...
  • 'Khoda pahar nikli chuhiya', says Sushil Modi on Raghuram Rajan report 26-09-2013 06:38 PM

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, on Thursday, expressed disappointment with the Raghuram Rajan panel report which bracketed Bihar among backward states and said it will get nothing for it. "The Raghuram Rajan panel report is like 'Khoda Pahar nikli chuhiya (making a mountain out of a mole hill) ......
  • Give special status or people will decide in polls: Nitish 28-04-2013 02:59 AM

    Patna: Making a strong pitch for special category status for Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said it would be better if the privilege was given sooner or else people would themselves take a decision in this regard in the 2014 general elections. "Amendment in criteria for according special...
  • Odisha PCC meets Chidambaram, demands special state status 27-04-2013 12:45 AM

    New Delhi: A delegation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday met Finance Minister P Chidambaram and demanded a financial package for the state on the lines of special allocation for Bihar and conferment of special category status. It also demanded setting up of a high-level fast track inquiry against...