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PM rubbishes allegations on Fin Commission ToR

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Centre has suggested to the commission to consider incentivising states working on population control, said today while refuting charges that the Terms of Reference of the 15th Commission were biased against certain states.

He said that the allegations were being made by "vested" interests and the NDA government was committed to cooperative federalism.

"Let me tell you, our critics seem to have missed, and they have missed something. The union government suggested to the commission to consider incentivising states which have worked on population control," he said.

The referred to what he said was "a baseless allegation being made about the terms of reference of the 15th being biased against certain states or a particular region."

said by this yardstick a state like which devoted a lot of efforts, and resources for population control would certainly benefit.

"I would like to remind this was not the case earlier," he said after inaugurating the 'Diamond Jubilee Building' of the here.

The Centre is committed to "cooperative federalism," he said, adding, "our mantra is sab ka sath sab ka vikas, let us all work together to build a new which would make our great freedom fighters proud."

He extended his greetings to the people on Tamil New Year day that falls on April 14.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 15:55 IST