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Special Category Status


Nirmala Sitharaman's clear 'no' to grant Special Category Status to Andhra dampens YSRCP mood 

June 25, 2019 7:24 am

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman said in Lok Sabha that there was no proposal under consideration of the Central government to grant SCS to any state.

Andhra CM Jagan requests Amit Shah to 'soften PM's heart' on special category status

June 14, 2019 7:48 pm

Reddy said he would raise the demand in the first meeting of the governing council of the NITI Aayog, to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saturday.

Andhra special status: CM Naidu leads cycle rally for cause, targets Centre for adopting 'divide and rule' policy

April 06, 2018 2:17 pm

The TDP and the BJP-led government have failed to see eye-to-eye on the issue of special status for Andhra Pradesh. CM Chandrababu Naidu has now directed his MP to approach President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the issue.

YSRC MPs quit over Modi govt's 'failure' to grant special status for Andhra

April 06, 2018 12:56 pm

YSRC chief Jagan Mohan Reddy had previously said that the MPs would quit on the last day of the session to put pressure on the government to take action. 

YSR Congress chief outlines fresh protest plan for Andhra Pradesh special status

April 01, 2018 2:35 am

Andhra Pradesh special status: YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that his party MPs would quit on the last day of the Parliament session, and sit on an indefinite hunger strike at Andhra Bhavan to mount pressure on the Centre.

What is special category status?

March 08, 2018 10:51 am

For special category status category states, the Centre pays 90 per cent of the funds required in a centrally-sponsored scheme as against 60 per cent in case of normal category states, while the remaining funds are provided by the state governments.

Orissa CM to meet Modi today, will raise special status issue

June 02, 2014 1:09 am

Naveen will be accompanied by 20 Lok Sabha and four Rajya Sabha MPs.

Plan panel says no to Rajasthan’s demand for special category status

March 10, 2011 12:12 am

However,the Plan panel is actively considering whether Bihar could be conferred the said status.


Congress given 38 minutes, BJP gets over 3 hours to speak on the no-confidence motion

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The Telugu Desam Party has moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. Here's the amount of time each party is allowed to speak on the issue. See more: