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TDP seeks PM's help for special category status to Andhra

The TDP has decided to launch protests to build pressure on the Centre over implementing the AP Reorganisation Act "in letter and spirit".

Naveen ​Patnaik demands special category status to Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday demanded special category status be provided to Odisha to fuel the state's growth and sought the Centre's cooperation for overall development of the eastern region.

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks special category status for Andhra Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, seeks special category status for Andhra Pradesh

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP, TDP 'rating' down in Andhra over special status issue: MP

The Centre's failure to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh has brought down the "rating" of ruling TDP and BJP in the state, a TDP MP said today.

Special category status for Andhra Pradesh: Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast, condition deteriorates

YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy's condition deteriorated further on Monday as he continued for the sixth day his indefinite fast to demand special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Centre still in favour of special status to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Centre is in favour of granting Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and is in the process of finding out ways to fulfil the demand even as the Opposition parties in the state has upped the ante on the issue.

Special category status necessary for Bihar's development: CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Sunday that CM special category status was necessary for the state's development.

No communication from Centre on scrapping of status in Assam

 Assam government on Wednesday said there has been no communication from the Centre regarding scrapping of 'Special Category Status' of the state but the funding pattern was changed for many schemes.

Denial of special status to Bihar cruel joke, says Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday attacked Narendra Modi government for ruling out special category status to the state despite promising it during parliamentary poll campaign.

Nitish to make denial of special status a major poll plank

Nitish to make denial of special status a major poll plank

Crying "betrayal", Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-RJD alliance will flag in a big way in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections the denial by the Centre of special category status to the state.

No special status to Bihar, says Centre in Lok Sabha

The government on Friday ruled out granting special category status to Bihar for increased central assistance, though there was a proposal to provide the state a special package.

Chandrababu Naidu confident of getting special status for Andhra Pradesh

After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi made a strong pitch for grant of "special category" status to Andhra Pradesh and accused the state government of not pushing the matter seriously, the Chief Minister has said that he was confident of getting it operationalised with the help of Centre.

Tripura CM meets PM Modi, raises special category issue

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to retain Special Category status for all northeastern states, emphasising that any cut in central assistance will adversely impact welfare schemes and infrastructure development.

PM, Tripura CM to discuss special status for northeastern states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday hold talks with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on retaining the special category status for the eight northeastern states.

Congress in Nagaland hits out at Centre for withdrawing special category status

Congress on Friday lambasted the BJP government at the Centre for withdrawing the special category status from the north eastern States, including Nagaland saying it will leave them in lurch.

Congress opposes move to drop special category status of North East

The Congress party has opposed the move by the Centre to withdraw the special category status of the North East states, alleging that such a move may hamper the region`s development.

Assam House passes resolution on Special Category status

Assam Legislative Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution requesting the Centre to continue with the Special Category status for the state, ensuring larger share of central assistance to various schemes.

Naveen Patnaik seeks special category status for Odisha

Citing the relative backwardness of Odisha and the Polavaram project, which in its present form would severly affect tribal population, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday stepped up the demand for special category status for his state.

Bihar CM meets PM Modi, pitches for special category status for state

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the issue of special category status to the state figured prominently.

KCR meets PM, seeks special status for Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, and demanded special category status for his state.