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Centre 'adopting step motherly approach' in granting funds:

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today charged the Centre with "adopting step motherly approach" in granting funds to the and alleged it was part of the "negative stand" taken by the NDA government towards opposition ruled states.

Talking to reporters here, he said the Centre was "adopting step motherly approach" in granting funds to and said "it was part of negative stand taken by the NDA government towards opposition ruled states."

He also said that during a recent meeting with the Union he had stressed the need for meeting fiscal requirements totalling Rs 6,262 crores of the territorial government to tide over its commitments.

Narayanasamy said he and his cabinet colleagues would apprise of the current fiscal crisis in the and seek his intervention to help the government wriggle out of the crisis, during his visit on February 24.

On inclusion of as constituent of Central Finance Commission, he alleged that though the Centre had promised to include the as a constituent of the Commission, 'nothing' had been done so far.

"If included, the territorial government would get higher allocation of grants for its developmental programmes," he claimed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 16:15 IST
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