Kolkata: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Sunday accused Union House Minister Amit Shah of offering misinformation about disbursement of funds by the centre to the state throughout a political rally and challenged him for a debate.
He mentioned the state authorities had acquired Rs 1.13 lakh crore from the centre within the final six years, which is “nothing greater than one-third of what the Union minister claimed”.
Mr Shah, in his latest go to to the poll-bound West Bengal, had reportedly mentioned the centre offered Rs 3.59 lakh crore to the state.
“He has given improper, deceptive and politically-motivated info. The centre, as part of the federal construction, collects taxes from states and shares. We had acquired solely Rs 1.13 lakh crore within the final 6 years (FY14 to FY20),” Mr Mitra advised reporters.
Referring to his estimate, Mr Mitra mentioned the centre may need collected round Rs 5 lakh crore in these years within the type of direct and oblique taxes from West Bengal and despatched solely Rs 1.13 lakh crore via central schemes.
Mr Mitra mentioned the West Bengal authorities had spent Rs 3.1 lakh crore in these six years in numerous initiatives, that are absolutely sponsored by the state, aside from expenditures like wage, pension and different administrative bills.
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