`Civil war` like situation at the Centre: Nitish
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 23:02
Patna: A 'civil war' like situation is prevailing at the Centre with 'squabbles' among some senior ministers over the finance ministry note on the 2G spectrum scam, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday.

Kumar, who was addressing the 65th annual function of Bihar Industries Association, however, did not elaborate on his comment or name any central minister.

He hit out at the Centre for not conceding special category status to Bihar and said its electorate would teach a lesson to those who were denying due rights to the backward state and its people.

''The people of Bihar sent out a terse message in 2010 assembly polls by rejecting political parties which had failed to cater to the state's economic interests. They will do it again in the future,'' he said without naming any political party.

Alleging discrimination, Kumar said the Centre gave many reasons to deny Bihar its 'rightful claims' but adopted a different yardstick to bail out West Bengal.

Bihar had even been ignored in sanctioning power projects and allotment of coal linkages for the proposed power projects in the state.

The people of Bihar would not give up their efforts for special economic status and due pressure would be mounted on the Centre to grant it in due course of time, he added.


First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 23:02

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