Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi, Demands Release Of Central Funds Due To Bengal

New Delhi: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening and pressed for the immediate release of pending dues to Bengal under several Central schemes, NDTV reported.

“I request for urgent release of funds due to state for implementation of schemes including MGNREGA, PM Awas Yojna & PM Gramin Sadak Yojna… Dues from central government on these schemes amount to about ₹ 17996 crore,” read the letter she submitted to PM Modi.

“Substantial amount on account of many developments and welfare schemes… estimated to be around ₹ 1,00,968.44 crore is also due… With such large amount remaining outstanding, state is facing extreme difficulty to run affairs and take care of people of state,” added the letter, reported news agency ANI.

Mamata Banerjee is on a four-day visit to New Delhi. Banerjee is also scheduled to meet President Droupadi Murmu later in the evening.


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