Goa minister slams CM, joins Opposition-led special status chorus

Recent statements by BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar virtually ruling out the possibility of special status for Goa, in order to preserve the state`s unique identity, have caused a political storm with even a state minister protesting the decision.

Parsekar rules out possibility of special status for Goa

 Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday ruled out the possibility of Goa getting a special status from the Centre.

Rawat asks Swaraj to bat for Uttarakhand's special status

Drawing attention to the limited resources at the disposal of?Himalayan states, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday requested Union Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up with the Centre the issue of maintaining the state's special category status which helped it get generous help from the Centre in the past.

Special assistance to Bihar is a question of its welfare: Nitish Kumar

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the special assistance to the state was "a question of its welfare and right", and his officers were following the issue after he submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar
Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar

Setting aside his hostility towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived here on Thursday to meet him and sought enhanced central assistance and special status for his state.

'No decision yet on special status to Andhra'

The NDA central government has not yet taken a decision on granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the issue was under consideration, said union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Sonia Gandhi urges PM Modi to grant special status to AP

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to to ensure that Special Status is granted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

NITI meet: Manjhi seeks special status for 'backward' Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday pitched for "special category status" for Bihar, a demand long pushed by his mentor-turned-adversary Nitish Kumar, saying it will pave the way for economic development and employment generation in the backward state.

Raman Singh seeks additional central aid, special status for Chhattisgarh

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has sought an additional fund from Centre for modernisation of police in the naxal-hit state and also demanded a special category status for the state.

Difficult to get special status for Goa, says CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said it is difficult for the state to get its demand for special status approved by the Centre since it may not fit within the legal framework.

Arvind Kejriwal promises special status, funds for rural Delhi

In a bid to woo the electorate of rural Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday promised to give special status to villagers and set up 'Gram Vikas Fund' on the lines of MPLAD funds for development of villages if the party is elected to power in the upcoming Assembly elections.

NDA doing 'politics' over special status to Bihar: Manjhi

With Union minister Ramvilas Paswan saying that special status to Bihar would be accorded only after NDA comes to power in the state, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Monday charged the Centre with being "insincere" and only indulging in "politics" over the matter.

If people want, BJP will retain Article 370 in J&K

The BJP said Wednesday it won't press for the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, if people of the state want it to stay.

Nitish to lead protest against Centre on special status

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar will lead a protest on October 20 against BJP's "injustice" and "betrayal" over providing special category status to the state as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Lok Sabha elections.

Manjhi to turn Modi supporter if Bihar gets special status

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said he will become a "supporter" of Narendra Modi if the prime minister grants special category status to the state.

Will become Modi supporter if he grants special status: Bihar CM

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said he was ready to become the support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he granted special category status to the state and fulfilled other long pending demands.

TRS MP seeks special status for Telangana

TRS MP B Vinod Kumar urged the Centre to grant special status to Telangana to promote industrialisation and economic growth.

Special status demand to be a major poll issue for JD(U) in Bihar

Seeking to revive the special status demand as its trump card for the Assembly polls next year, JD(U) on Thursday decided to hold dharna at all the district headquarters on October 20 to pressurise the Centre to grant the status to Bihar.

Bihar special status unlikely till formation of new govt: Sushil Kumar Modi

Observing that the Manjhi government does not have the mandate to seek special status for Bihar, former deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday ruled out the centre considering such proposal till the formation of a new government in the state.

Special status can enable Bihar to contribute to national growth

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.