De­mand for spe­cial sta­tus for Bi­har nixed

Gulf News - - India -

In a huge set­back to chief min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi has re­jected his long-pend­ing de­mand for grant­ing spe­cial cat­e­gory sta­tus to be granted to Bi­har.

The re­jec­tion comes barely 50 days after Ku­mar formed a gov­ern­ment with the BJP in Bi­har. The de­vel­op­ment came to light two days back when Rao In­der­jit Singh, Union Min­is­ter of State shot off a let­ter to a Pappu Ya­dav, a Bi­har par­lia­men­tar­ian, who had asked the gov­ern­ment to clar­ify its po­si­tion. (Staff Re­port)

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