credit for Raghuram Rajan's panel report and said it was a step forward in achieving the special category status for the state.
Bihar Congress President Ashok Chaudhary in a press communique expressed gratitude to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi for this.
"These leaders have been there from the beginning showing a positive inclination for Bihar getting the special category status and Raghuram Rajan's report is a result of that," he said.
"Congress had supported an all-party resolution on the issue in Bihar Assembly and the party Chintan Shivir in Jaipur had decided to adopt an affirmative approach towards it," Chaudhary was quoted as saying by media in-charge Prem Chand Mishra.
"By displaying an effective role, Congress has lived up to its commitment towards the people of Bihar," Chaudhary said before making a scathing attack on BJP for taking a "negative viewpoint" on the issue.