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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.