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Accord special status to Jharkhand: Munda

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 22:52

Ranchi: Insisting his request for a
special status for Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Tuesday urged the Centre to send a team to study the situation.

"Let a central team assess the state`s backwardness,
hilly terrains, lack of development and other parameters
before according special status to Jharkhand," Munda told
reporters here.
Stating that he had raised the issue in the just
concluded National Development Council meeting, Munda said
"there is a need for an elaborate reform in the budgetary
allocations to different states."

Arguing for proportionate funding to all states, he
said allocation should be made after proper assessment of the

For the past one year Munda has been appealing to the
Centre to accord Jharkhand a special status which leads to
special financial package for the state.

First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 22:52
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