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The Hindu thehindu.com 06 Aug, 2022 00:15 am

Mamata meets Modi, seeks intervention on release of funds due to West Bengal

Mamata meets Modi, seeks intervention on release of funds due to West Bengal
The W.B. Chief Minister is on a four-day visit to New Delhi and is likely to attend a meeting of Niti Aayog on August 7

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.| Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and sought his intervention on release of funds due to the State.The meeting between the two leaders went on for almost 40 minutes in which the Chief Minister shared a letter addressed to the Prime Minister on funds due from the Government of India, to West Bengal till July 31, 2022.44 crore remaining outstanding on account of core sectors, you would no doubt appreciate that it is becoming extremely difficult for the State Government to run the affairs and take care of the people of the State,” the letter by the Chief Minister addressed to the Prime Minister said.

The Chief Minister also pointed out in her letter that the “State had to face a critical period and had to make substantial expenses for exigencies arising out of situations like COVID pandemic, rural calamities like Yaas and Amphan, for which Central funds have not been received”.The Chief Minister is on a four-day visit to New Delhi and is likely to attend a meeting of Niti Aayog on August 7.

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