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Mamata to meet PM Modi on Dec 20 over pending central funds for West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 20 to hunt launch of economic dues. File Picture.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 20 to hunt launch of economic dues to the state, a authorities official mentioned on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) has agreed to Banerjee’s request for an appointment with Modi, he mentioned.

“The meeting will take place at about 11 am on December 20,” the official instructed the media.

Banerjee had earlier this week claimed that the Centre owed Rs 1.15 lakh crore to West Bengal on varied accounts, together with 100 days of labor below MGNREGA– the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act (MGNREGA) scheme.

It was in August 2022 that the Bengal Chief Minister final met the Prime Minister and highlighted varied issues associated to West Bengal’s pending dues, amongst different points.

Banerjee is more likely to go to Delhi on December 17 night. On December 18, she’s going to preside over a Trinamool Congress parliamentary occasion assembly and meet leaders of different Opposition events. On the nineteenth, she is about to attend the INDIA alliance assembly in Delhi.

The West Bengal chief minister has been focusing on the Centre for blocking funds to varied central schemes equivalent to MNREGA and the Nationwide Well being Mission and has even written to the PM on the difficulty.

The Centre has blocked funds to varied initiatives and flagship programmes in West Bengal highlighting anomalies and alleged problems with corruption, improper branding and never following tips.

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