AP has strong case to get special state status, says Minister

Andhra Pradesh certainly qualifies for grant of Special Category State (SCS) status as per the current norms laid down by a key body, Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu asserted on Monday, debunking claims of the Planning Commission which feels otherwise.

Nitish meets PM, seeks special category state status for Bihar

Ahead of the annual budget, Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee seeking "special category state" status for Bihar.