‘Rs 286 crore was given to Chhattisgarh without interest for 50 years’, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Raipur: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reached Raipur on a one-day visit today. During this, he pulled up the Chhattisgarh government and said that under the 15th Finance Commission, an amount of more than 21 thousand crores has been proposed to Chhattisgarh this year. The state government is getting a lot of money from the Centre. Under the Garib Kalyan Yojana, the central government is giving its share immediately but the state government is returning the scheme by not giving its share, which is totally unfair to the poor. Chhattisgarh is getting more money every year. At the same time, the Congress retaliated on Sitaran’s statement.

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The politics of the state has been heated due to the statement of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who came to Raipur. Sitharaman said that an amount of more than 21 thousand crores has been proposed to Chhattisgarh. The state government is getting a lot of money from the Centre. Under the Garib Kalyan Yojana, the central government is giving its share immediately but the state government is returning the scheme by not giving its share, which is totally unfair to the poor. Chhattisgarh is getting more money every year. Chhattisgarh has been given Rs 286 crore without interest for 50 years, while giving information about the schemes of the Center, he said that 3-3 cylinders were given free of cost under the Ujjwala scheme. An amount of crores has been given to Chhattisgarh for cylinders. Sitharaman said that the amount of GST is not being given to Chhattisgarh, it is not so, all the states are due. After collection of cess, payment will be made to all the states, no separate decision is taken for Chhattisgarh.

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After the claim about the Chhattisgarh government, the Congress surrounded the Finance Minister. PCC Chief Mohan Markam has asked five questions to the Union Finance Minister. He asked that by what time will Chhattisgarh get the amount as GST compensation and the amount that the state will get from the Center in different heads. He asked how long will the excise duty on petrol and diesel be reduced. He asked what was the benefit to the country by demonetisation and GST. When will the country’s economy, which was ruined after demonetisation, get back on track? As the last question, he asked how long and how will the rising unemployment rate in the country be controlled. The state government has always surrounded the Center with issues like GST compensation amount and demonetisation. In such a situation, the claims of the Union Finance Minister have once again ignited the spark of politics.

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