Waiver of Rs 847 crore by U’khand Government uncalled for: Congress
Congress has questioned the State Government’s ‘largesse’ on waiving off compensation to the tune of Rs 847 crore it was entitled to receive from the Centre in lieu of the transfer of forest land for the all-weather road project.
Speaking of the matter while addressing the media persons at the State party office here on Monday, the state Congress vice-president Surya Kant Dhasmana said that the State Government’s waiver has exhibited its mental bankruptcy and lack of commitment to the State.
Notably, the State Cabinet on Sunday had decided to waive off the forest land transfer money it was entitled to receive from the Central Government regarding the much-hyped all-weather road project.
“While on one hand, the State Government is regularly seeking loan even for paying salaries of its employees, it is on the other hand showing misplaced largesse on the money it is entitled to get from the Centre. This is queer and detrimental to the interests of the State,” he said.
The Congress leader further recalled that the State Government had also waived off Rs 75 crore it was entitled to get under Tehri dam displacement head. “The people here expect that funds in a good measure would flow into the State coffer from the Centre thanks to BJP running the Government both at the Centre and in the State.
But what is happening is that the funds are flowing into the Centre from the State. The Centre is, thus, getting richer at the expense of the State. This is ludicrous and also against the interest of the State,” the Congress leader said.
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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