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JD-U to remind Modi of his special status to Bihar oath

JD-U to remind Modi of his special status to Bihar oath
New Delhi: In a bid to foil the attempts of Opposition leaders over special status to Bihar, the Janata Dal –United (JD-U) has decided to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his promise to grant special status to the state during Modi's visit to Bihar on Tuesday.
Talking to Millennium Post over phone, JD-U general secretary Shayam Rajak said, "We want that PM should announce granting special status to Bihar during his visit to the state to take part in the concluding ceremony of Champaran Satyagraha centenary celebrations in Motihari."
In reply to a question as why this issue has been raised at a sudden, the senior JD-U leader said, "There is nothing to relate it with present timings. It was the JD-U that had demanded granting of special status to Bihar and again we want to make it clear that the party has not given up its demand."
"We want status to Bihar and will keep demanding from the government at the Centre till our demands are not met," Rajak said.
Notably, last month, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that he had not given up the demand for special status to Bihar "for even one second" since he first raised it in 2005.
Hitting out JD-U for diluting its special status demand, Leader of Opposition Tejashvi Yadav had said that Kumar should directly demand special category status for Bihar from Modi as the later is a strong leader.
Suggesting Kumar to follow TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu, Tejashvi had said that Kumar should had walked out of the NDA for not granting special status to his state.
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