Saharsa (Bihar): The JD(U) on Saturday criticised the Centre for discriminating against Bihar and
adopting `double standards` in sanction of special packages to
"Centre has been consistently discriminating against
Bihar by not considering the demands for coal linkages
for thermal power plants and special assistance to compensate
for financial losses arising out of bifurcation of the state,"
he told reporters.
The state government has been seeking coal linkages
for the thermal power plants and special assistance to make up
for the loss of natural resources and industries that went to
Jharkhand after the division of Bihar, Yadav said.
Centre was also guilty of adopting double standards
in considering special packages to the states and said that
it has generously considered demands for some states for
packages and rejected that of others, the JD(U) leader said.