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Are You Asking For Special Status From Donald Trump: Tejashwi Yadav To Nitish Kumar

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| May 30 , 2018 , 14:21 IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday questioned CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Modi over their demand of a special status for Bihar.

Taking a dig at both the leaders, Yadav said, “Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi: Are you demanding special status for Bihar from Donald Trump? Do you think people are fools? Why are you scared of directly speaking to Prime Minister Modi Ji?”

In a series of stinging tweets, Yadav said that Nitish Kumar, Ramvilas Paswan and Sushil Modi were creating a drama over the demand for special status, given the fact that both State and Centre were under their rule.

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"Nitish Uncle, learn from Chandrababu Naidu jail and state with a straight spine. You are espousing the rights of Bihar, not begging." Tejashwi further wrote.

Nitish Kumar had on Tuesday, reiterated his demand of special status for the state of Bihar. He also tweeted a two-page note tagging Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Finance Commission Chairman NK Singh, who also hails from Bihar demanding that the Finance Commission should look into the differentiated needs of Bihar and backward states with a special perspective.

"Bihar is a land-locked state and categories of land-locked and least developed states are internationally eligible for special and differential treatment. In this context, the 15th Finance Commission must locate the resource gaps and support backward states like Bihar in their efforts to catch up with the developed states," he wrote.