BJP to raise special status demand for Bihar in parliament

Patna: BJP MPs will mount pressure on the centre to grant special status to Bihar, party's national spokesman Syed Shahanwaz Hussain said on Saturday.

"I and NDA convener Sharad Yadav have been raising the special status demand for Bihar in Parliament for the past many years, but have not achieved the desired results," BJP Hussain told reporters here.

However, if the Centre did not concede the 'rightful' demand of the people of Bihar, "we may launch a full-throttled noise on the issue in the Parliament as we have been pursuing issues like corruption, black money and price rise," he said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been ranting over the special status for Bihar ever since the NDA was elected to power in the state in 2005.