Away from Delhi stir, Mamata calls on PM

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Away from Delhi stir, Mamata calls on PM

Saturday, 06 August 2022 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

While her party has been attacking the Modi Government over actions by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against the TMC leaders in West Bengal, State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national Capital on Friday and raised a host of issues concerning her State, including GST dues and the timely release of funds by the Centre under various schemes.

Mamata’s meeting with the Prime Minister and later with President Droupadi Murmu came a day ahead of the Vice President’s election in which her party has broken ranks with the Opposition and decided to abstain.

The meeting came against the backdrop of the arrest of her Minister Partha Chatterjee by the ED.

The Prime Minister’s Office shared a picture of the meeting, which lasted about an hour.  In a memorandum to the PM, Mamata said she had repeatedly sought his intervention for urgent release of funds due to the State on account of the implementation of MGNREGA, PM Awas Yojana and PM Gramin Sadak Yojana. The amount due under these schemes stood at `17,996.32 crore, she said.

In her memorandum, Mamata has tabulated the total amount due to the State under different schemes and benefits. The amount that is due to the State from the Centre as on July 31 has been estimated to be around `1,00,968.44 crore.

Mamata has often accused the BJP-led Central Government of delaying the payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues to States, especially the ones ruled by Opposition parties.

Mamata, who arrived here on a four-day visit on Thursday, is likely to attend a Niti Aayog governing council meeting on August 7 to be chaired by Prime Minister Modi. Incidentally, Mamata skipped Niiti  Ayog ‘s  meetings in the past , calling them as a “fruitless” exercise.

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