Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

Pintrest

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
Special status not possible for Bihar: Montek
Last Updated : 04 Feb 2013 10:53:07 PM IST
Montek Singh Ahluwalia
File photo of India's Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
 

It will not be possible for the Centre to tweak the criteria for special state status so as to only benefit Bihar, which has been pitching strongly for it, the Plan panel said on Monday.


"It will not be possible (for the central government) to revisit the criteria for special status only in the context of Bihar...," Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told reporters here.

"At the same time, the existing criteria for special status can be reviewed only by National Development Council which has set the norms," he added.

The Centre has informed the Bihar government of its stand and it was communicated to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Delhi recently, Ahluwalia said.

Changing special status criteria for Bihar not possible: Montek Ahluwalia

He said he had advised Kumar that it would serve Bihar better if it sought special package for development instead.

"The point is that Bihar needs financial resources for development and the Centre is open to the idea of extending special package to the state.

"Bihar needs more resources to fund development. That can be done by the Centre through a special package," he said, adding that the Centre was committed to give special treatment to the state.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been persistently demanding special status for the state and his party had flayed the Centre for its rejection by the inter-ministerial group.

Kumar had also announced holding of a rally in Delhi on March 17 to force the Centre to concede the demand.
 


Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:
Code

super luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is gearing up to tap the country's Billionaires with ne

Coming-of-age drama 'Boyhood' won three of the biggest awards at the BAFTA 2015 but it was

Sunny Leone is seen scorching the screen in the first look of Leela with her bold acts.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, S

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly wants Beyonce to buy a house in her gated commun

Automaker Renault India today said it will roll-out a multi-purpose vehicle 'Lodgy' and a

Pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the world's richest Indian with a

When Holi is round the corner, can anyone forget all-time hit Bollywood songs?

In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained the city police from arresting o

Good news for the fans’ of Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has posed nude for the upcoming 10th season of 'Keeping Up

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and Actress cum Entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra have pa

Kashmir witnessed season's heaviest snowfall as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highw

Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has joined Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux as the new bon

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new compact B-Class in both petrol and dies

Bollywood actor Poonam Pandey, gets relief as a local court in Bengaluru quashed a case pe

Automaker Renault India launched the new generation Duster priced at Rs 8.30 lakh (Delhi e

Now Bollywood A-list actors are competing to get nude on-screen.

The 2015 edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards is set to enthrall Bollyw

India defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets chasing 288 runs target in World Cup Match.

Bollywood wishes fans Happy Friendship Day.

A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail on Thursday after a cou

If these images are to be believed, we would be seeing a couple of design innovations that


Samay Live

Samay Live

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

10.10.70.54