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Nitish Kumar writes to PM Modi demanding AP like financial assistance

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to provide special assistance to the state on the lines of Andhra Pradesh. In his letter, Kumar referred to Jaitley's statement in the US today hinting that a financial assistance is likely to be given to Bihar soon. The Centre will go "all out" to support Bihar in a "big way" and is likely to announce projects and schemes in a few weeks time to assist the resource-rich state, Jaitley said at the Stanford University in the US. "We await with expectations that this will fructify into something concrete and will not be just another announcements of the past," Kumar wrote to the PM. In the past nine years, the state government has been working tirelessly for all-round development of Bihar so that the state can stand along with the developed states, the Bihar Chief Minister said in the letter. "If the dictum of 'cooperative federalism' is to be genuinely translated into reality, speedy action is required on the well thought out detailed proposal pending at the level of central government," Kumar said. Jaitley had said during his budget speech that special financial assistance to Bihar will be given on the lines of Andhra Pradesh. PTI

Updated : 24 Jun 2015 7:04 AM GMT
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