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Special status to ‘all backward states’ if non-BJP alliance comes to power, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who snapped ties with the BJP & joined the seven-party opposition 'Mahagathbandhan', made the remark in reply to a query from journalists in Patna.

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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that special category status will be granted to “all the backward states” if the united opposition that he seeks to build comes to power at the Centre.

The JD(U) leader made the remark in reply to a query from journalists on the sidelines of a function here.

“If we get an opportunity to form the next government, all the backward states will be granted the special category status. There is no reason why it cannot be done,” said Kumar, who snapped ties with the BJP and joined the seven-party ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (Grand Alliance) comprising RJD, Congress and the Left.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

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