JD(U) to corner Cong over special status for Bihar

The party has also decided to convene a conclave of non-Congress chief ministers to raise the issue of subversion of federal structure.  Modi may be an obvious choice as an enthusiast partner for the exercise, as “he is the chief minister of a non-Congress ruled state,” party secretary-general KC Tyagi said.

At the conclusion of a two- day meeting of the national executive committee on Sunday, party chief Sharad Yadav avoided questions on Modi and accused the media of being obsessed with Gujarat. 

The party will also demand a special state status for Bihar. Yadav said: “At the time of the division of the state, the Centre had assured a special package for Bihar. It was never fulfilled. The Centre is also not helping the state in the time of calamities like floods and droughts”, he alleged.

The committee demanded implementation of a sub-plan for Muslim-dominated areas on the lines of the tribal sub-plan and implementation of the recommendations of Ranganath Mishra Commission. To exhibit its differences with the BJP on the Jammu-Kashmir issue, the party strongly favoured Article 370 of the Constitution.

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