Planning Commission is likely to come out soon with a Cabinet note on providing `special category` status to Andhra Pradesh for development of the Seemandhra region.
Expressing happiness over the Raghu Rajan report, Nitish Kumar said it will pave the way for getting more funds from the Centre for development.
Nitish Kumar on Monday said special category for Bihar was linked with sentiment of all the citizens.
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram Saturday said that Bihar will be accorded special category status after the change of criteria.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Thursday questioned the Centre`s intentions of revisiting the criteria for according special category status to states.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made a strong pitch for it, alleging the Centre`s IMG did not consider the issue with seriousness.
The demand for granting special state category status to Bihar had now become the common people`s demand, CM Nitish Kumar said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday make a fresh demand that the Centre should give "special category" status to the state to help attract more private investment.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon