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NDA MPs meet PM over special status for Bihar

Last Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 16:10

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today assured a delegation of NDA MPs that their demand for a
special status for Bihar would be taken up in the next meeting
of the National Development Council.

"We met the Prime Minister and demanded that Bihar be
accorded special status," NDA convenor Sharad Yadav told
reporters outside Parliament after the meeting.

JD(U) MP Ram Sundar Das and BJP MPs C P Thakur, Rajiv
Pratap Ruddy and Shanawaz Hussain were also part of the

"PM listened to us and assured that he would take up
the issue in the (next) NDC meeting," BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain

"Bihar is suffering from worst power crisis due to
faulty power policy of the centre."

Yadav alleged Bihar was worst affected due to
bifurcation of the state. "Bihar should be accorded special
status without any delay," he said.


First Published: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 16:10
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