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Special status can enable Bihar to contribute to national growth

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 17:09

Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he has urged the Narendra Modi government to accord special status to Bihar to enable the state to contribute to national growth.

Venkaiah Naidu assures AP of special status, Telangana raises demand too

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 02:07

Union Urban Development Minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh would be accorded special category status even as Telangana assembly adopted a resolution seeking identical status.

Special status for Andhra Pradesh under consideration: Planning Commission

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 00:25

The Planning Commission on Friday said the proposal to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) is under consideration but no decision has been taken as yet.

Special status for Andhra Pradesh under consideration: Planning Commission

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:32

The Planning Commission today said the proposal to accord the special category status to Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) is under consideration and no decision has been taken as yet.

Naveen Patnaik rules out joining NDA, demands special status for Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 12:33

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking special category status for his state, on Monday ruled out joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Consult all political parties before acting on Article 370: Badal

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 17:08

Amid a raging row over Article 370 that guarantees special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday appealed to the Centre to take all political parties in confidence before making any move on such sensitive issues.

Manjhi raises `special status` demand for Bihar with Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 13:53

The new Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has raised the issue of special category status for Bihar, the pet demand of his predecessor Nitish Kumar, with Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

BJP promises to extend Seemandhra`s special status to 10 years

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 02:48

BJP today promised to extend from five years to ten years the special status to Seemandhra region after bifurcation, senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.

Jharkhand special status: BJP calls one day economic blockade on March 7

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 21:16

The BJP has called a day-long state-wide economic blockade on Friday to press for the demand of special status to Jharkhand.

Congress` special status offer to Bihar just politics, says Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 00:41

Arun Jaitley said on Monday that Congress` assurance for the past two years to Bihar`s ruling JD(U) for special category status to the state was "more political" than being linked to economic necessity.

Congress cheated JD-U over special status to Bihar and chose RJD: BJP

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 13:37

As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar frowned at the Centre, BJP on Monday took a dig at him, saying he was led up the "garden path" by Congress on the issue of special status and hinted that this had led to its split with BJP.

Naveen questions Centre on why Odisha not given special status

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 22:31

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday questioned the Centre as to why Odisha was not being accorded special category status ignoring its long standing demand while the same was given to newly-created Seemandhra.