Plan Panel Scrapping: CM Seeks Reason

Published: 23rd August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2014 12:01 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has shot off a letter to PM Narendra Modi saying that the “unilateral” decision to scrap the Planning Commission has left behind unanswered questions and urged him to take the states into confidence when adopting major policy decisions.

Chandy has posed eight questions concerning the future of Centre-state relations in a scenario devoid of the Planning Commission.

In his letter Chandy said: “As you know, the State Governments have a direct interface with the Planning Commission on plan-related matters. The new body will probably entail fundamental changes in the structure of Centre-state financial relations. Hence many questions arise.” 

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