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Chief Ministers want a more consultative NITI Aayog

Some CMs also spoke of increasing irrelevance of forums like Inter-State Council, NITI Aayog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the 3rd Governing Council meet of the NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the 3rd Governing Council meet of the NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Chief ministers on Sunday raised concerns over the impact the goods and services tax (GST) regime was likely to have on farmers, traders and tiny and small-scale sector industries. At the NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting in New Delhi, the chief minister (CM) of Left-ruled Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, and his counterpart in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, spoke of the increasing irrelevance of forums like the Inter-State Council (ISC) and the NITI Aayog. Raje said there was “a need to ensure that roles of ISC and NITI (Aayog) be ...