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Centre’s anti-federal policies questioned at South Indian states’ finance ministers conclave

The conclave of the south Indian states’ finance ministers on Tuesday could well pave the way for shaping up of a new political order against the BJP-ruled government at the Centre.

Published: 11th April 2018 02:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2018 02:47 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac and Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala during the inauguration of southern states’ Finance Ministers’ conclave held in Thiruvananthapur

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The conclave of the south Indian states’ finance ministers on Tuesday could well pave the way for shaping up of a new political order against the BJP-ruled government at the Centre.
Taking a call to put up a brave front against the anomalies in the terms of reference (ToR) for the 15th Finance Commission, the disgruntled states look for a nationwide campaign against the anti-federal policies of the Centre.

Going one step further, there are plans to ensure participation of other non-BJP states like Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab and Odisha in the future. The ministers who spoke at the meet hinted the issue would be taken up politically, if the BJP-led Central Government does not take the lead to resolve the issues.

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