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Shatrughan Sinha urges PM for "best package" to Andhra, Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

today urged to come up with the "best possible package" for and Bihar, saying the issue has been "hanging fire".

The Patna Sahib MP's remarks came in the backdrop of two Union ministers belonging to the TDP in resigning from their posts yesterday, over the issue of grant of special status to the state.

The southern state has been raising the demand after the creation of a separate state of

"Sir, what is all this happening. You had promised, the Government had promised. Chandrababu Naidu and Andhra Pradesh certainly deserve the Andhra package, the best possible package. And so does our and our friend Nitish Kumar (CM). Bihar's special package has been hanging fire," the said in a tweet.

Sinha, who has been critical of the government in the past, said a special package for "was promised to us since ages, especially after the separation of Bihar and Jharkhand".

Kumar has been pressing for special status for Bihar over the years, owing to resource crunch faced by the state, hit by recurrent floods and droughts, along with a high density of population.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 23:15 IST