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CAMPAIGN FOR SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS FOR BIHAR                   2010 - 2013
CHIEF MINISTER NITISH KUMAR IS LEADING THE CAMPAIGN             FOR SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS TO BIHAR                      ...
May 14, 2010        Janata Dal (United) launches Bihar-wide Signature CampaignJD(U) goes door to door and mile tomile in B...
June , 2011         Strong mass support. 1.25 Crore people from across Bihar sign upJanata Dal (United) Signature Campaign...
10 July 2011JD(U) Bihar President leads a delegation from Patna with 1.25 Cr Signatures                                   ...
14 July 2011                        Prime Minister Accepts the MemorandumPrime Minister meets the delegation led by Nation...
8 September 2011 Government of India constitutes Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) for Bihar’s Demand                         ...
18 December 2011      Nitish takes on the Finance Minister on ignoring Bihar’s rightful demandsReacting to the news of lar...
March 2012           Special Category Status to Bihar is Number One Pending IssueNitish writes to Deputy Chairman of Plann...
May 2012                Inter-Ministerial Group Rejects Bihar’s Demand IMG acknowledges Bihar’s Development Deficit andbac...
Nitish calls for the voice of People of Bihar to make the demand  Announces Adhikar Rally in Gandhi Maidan on 4th November...
“ November 4 is an important date                                               … it was on this day that the police      ...
24 December 2012   Bihar important state in the discussion for Special Category StatusPlanning Commision member Abhijit Se...
27 December 2012  Demands at NDC Meeting: Fresh thinking on Special Category Status NeededAt National Development Council ...
27 February 2013        Economic Survey of India  calls for a REVIEW of the criteria of         Special Category StatusNew...
28 February 2013                                      Signs Of Hope"The finance minister has now acknowledged in the budge...
How did Campaign for Special Category Emerge (2010-13)
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Shri Nitish Kumar writes to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quoting President A.P.J Kalam “India can only succeed, if Bihar prospers.”

Attaching Memorandum For According Bihar Special Category Status and For Granting Development and Economic Packages, he highlights the insurmountable development deficit of Bihar and demands Special Category Status for Bihar to develop and industrialize the state.

Seeking structural interventions for development of the state, he states, “It is our request that on the line of provision and facilities provided to the North East States Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh, Bihar should be provided with same economic and development package.”

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  1. 1. CAMPAIGN FOR SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS FOR BIHAR 2010 - 2013
  2. 2. CHIEF MINISTER NITISH KUMAR IS LEADING THE CAMPAIGN FOR SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS TO BIHAR FOR 7 YEARSINITATED THE DEMAND IN A LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER ON 9 DECEMBER 2005 7 YEARS LATER CALLS PEOPLE FOR SUPPORT AT RAMLILA GROUNDS ON MARCH 17, 2013
  3. 3. May 14, 2010 Janata Dal (United) launches Bihar-wide Signature CampaignJD(U) goes door to door and mile tomile in Bihar to reach 1 Crore peoplefor support on Special Category Status
  4. 4. June , 2011 Strong mass support. 1.25 Crore people from across Bihar sign upJanata Dal (United) Signature Campaign collects 1.25 Crore signatures of peoplefrom Bihar showing strong support for the Special Category Status Demand.Party compiles the signatures, readies to take the message to the Prime Minister
  5. 5. 10 July 2011JD(U) Bihar President leads a delegation from Patna with 1.25 Cr Signatures Delegation led by Janata Dal (United) President Shri Bashishtha Narayan Singh marches (by bus) to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister to submit memorandum and highlight the demand of people of Bihar.
  6. 6. 14 July 2011 Prime Minister Accepts the MemorandumPrime Minister meets the delegation led by National JD (U) president Sharad Yadav.Member of Parliament N.K Singh stated that the memorandum demanded two concessions:• First, that the current formula of 70% loan and 30% grant be altered to 90% grant and 10% loan like other special category States to Bihar as well. This would give Bihar financial resources and greater headroom for borrowing for infrastructure and social sector projects.• Second, that a fiscal package which comprised of tax holiday for Income tax, Corporate tax, excise and customs duty be also be given in order to attract investment in a State where industrializaton so far has been at its lowest point.
  7. 7. 8 September 2011 Government of India constitutes Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) for Bihar’s Demand Notification on September 8: IMG withMember of Parliament, Member-secretary of Planning CommissionShri N.K. Singh, raised the as its chairperson and secretary in theissue in Rajyasabha department of expenditure, Ministry of Finance, as member has been constituted. The Group to submit its report in threeMinister of State, Planning, months to the panelAshwani Kumar replies: "An Inter-Ministerial Group would be constituted to look into the demand for Special Category Status”
  8. 8. 18 December 2011 Nitish takes on the Finance Minister on ignoring Bihar’s rightful demandsReacting to the news of large financial package offered toWest Bengal, the Chief Minister wrote to the Finance MinisterDr. Pranab Mukherjee“Repeated attempts by the State Government to Central Government and the PrimeMinister for according a Special Category Status to Bihar have not been accepted so far. Inthe index of economic backwardness and industrial progress, Bihar remains significantly belowthe national average. Bihar’s per capita income is 1/7th of the per capita income of NationalCapital of Delhi and 1/3rd of the national average. ”
  9. 9. March 2012 Special Category Status to Bihar is Number One Pending IssueNitish writes to Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Dr.Montek Singh for consideration of several demands of Biharhighlighting the key pending issues of the state.Special Category Demand is first on the list.
  10. 10. May 2012 Inter-Ministerial Group Rejects Bihar’s Demand IMG acknowledges Bihar’s Development Deficit andbackwardness, but Rejects Demand for Special Category Status“The Group comes to a finding that Bihars case for a special category state is not made out” says the IMG Report
  11. 11. Nitish calls for the voice of People of Bihar to make the demand Announces Adhikar Rally in Gandhi Maidan on 4th November Takes Adhikar Yatra Across the State People of Bihar rally behind in supportDemand for Special Category Status becomes a mass movement
  12. 12. “ November 4 is an important date … it was on this day that the police had lathicharged Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan while he was leading a protest to gherao the Bihar ADHIKAR RALLY Assembly and legislators as part of 4th NOVEMBER the 1974 movement. GANDHI MAIDAN The lathicharge had shaken the chair of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi...Sunday’s Adhikar rally is a strong message to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to stop discrimination against Bihar ” “WE WILL FIGHT TILL BIHAR GETS SPECIAL STATUS”Announces Rally at Ramlila Grounds inMarch to address the nation
  13. 13. 24 December 2012 Bihar important state in the discussion for Special Category StatusPlanning Commision member Abhijit Sentalks positively about Special Category Status
  14. 14. 27 December 2012 Demands at NDC Meeting: Fresh thinking on Special Category Status NeededAt National Development Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister and calls for freshthinking on Special Category Status.1. “IMG constituted by the prime minister did not consider the issues spelt out with due seriousness and reached pre-ordained conclusions on parameters of special status”2. Demands the constitution of an expert group to examine and recommend appropriate policy measures to overcome development disabilities of Bihar.
  15. 15. 27 February 2013 Economic Survey of India calls for a REVIEW of the criteria of Special Category StatusNews brings smiles and hope across Bihar
  16. 16. 28 February 2013 Signs Of Hope"The finance minister has now acknowledged in the budget that there was a case forrevisiting the existing criteria so that new parameters were set for identifying backwardstates like Bihar extending some policy support."The center in principle has now accepted the view that the definition of backwardness needed tobe redefined for according special category status to Bihar."This is a big victory of the people of Bihar who have waging a relentless battle for thespecial category status demand. It is a very positive development which will eventuallypave the way for according special category status to Bihar."
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