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.

Bandh to press for special status affects life in Jharkhand

Normal life was on Sunday affected in Jharkhand with disruption in train and vehicular movements due to a dawn-to-dusk statewide bandh called by three political parties demanding special status.

JD(U)`s Bihar bandh: Nitish Kumar does a Kejriwal, sits on dharna for special status

Seeking special status for Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for bandh in the state on Sunday.

Special status for Bihar: Nitish Kumar calls bandh on March 2

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday reiterated his call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as "betrayal" the UPA government`s decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while "ignoring" a similar demand made by his government.

Demonstration by Ajsu demanding special status for Jharkhand

The Ajsu party on Tuesday staged demonstrations at headquarter towns of all 24 districts of Jharkhand demanding special status category for the state as it fulfills all criteria.

Nitish Kumar calls for Bihar bandh to protest special status denial

Attacking the Congress-led UPA government for granting special category status to Seemandhra and ignoring a similar demand of Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today gave a Bihar bandh call on March 1.

Special status for Bihar: JD-U plans parliament stir

Over two dozen MPs from Bihar`s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will stage a dharna in parliament Tuesday demanding grant of special status to the state, JD-U state president Vashisht Narain Singh Monday said.