"There is a treaty between the United Kingdom and India. The UK is examining documents submitted by us under the extradition treaty," said Mr Singh.
The Minister said he could not fix any timeline to bring the tycoon Mallya back to India as the process of extraditing a person from foreign land is far more complex.
Mallya, who owes as much as Rs 9,000 crore to Indian banks, fled India last year in March and has been living in Britain ever since.
"The revenue share of states has been raised from 32 per cent to 60 per cent. Not just Odisha, every state is being benefitted from the welfare schemes of the central government. When the states are getting the required assistance, why is there a demand for special category status?" asked the Union Minister.
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