CM Mann: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has refrained from attending the NITI Aayog meeting to be chaired by PM Modi on 27 May 2023. Accusing Punjab of being discriminated against by the Centre, he said that the Rural Development Fund money for the state has not been released even after repeated requests. Please tell that like other Chief Ministers, CM Mann has also refused to attend the NITI Aayog meeting. Till now there was opposition to the inauguration of the Parliament itself. Now the protests have engulfed the meetings of the planning bodies as well.
Know what is the reason for the refusal
Tell that like CM Mann, Chief Ministers of many other states have refused to participate in the proposed meeting of NITI Aayog. CM Mann has said in the reply letter that whatever was decided in the previous meetings organized by the commission, no work was done on them. Many issues were raised regarding the Rural Development Fund of Punjab. We will not participate in any meeting until they are resolved. Solve them and participate. In this angry letter, the central government has been accused of discriminating against the state. Let us tell you that CM Mann is angry after the central government’s refusal to return the Rural Development Fund of Rs 3600 crore. In which the Punjab government had turned down the request to give 1 per cent exemption. While Rabi season has started.
The meeting is to be held on this day
Let us tell you that NITI Aayog has organized a meeting of the Chief Ministers of the states on 27 May 2023. The purpose of this 8th meeting to be chaired by PM Modi is to discuss the topics of necessary infrastructure, skill development and women empowerment towards making the country a developed country by 2047. In this meeting, along with the Chief Ministers, the Governors of the Union Territories and Union Ministers attend. Apart from CM Mann, those who boycotted the meeting include Mamata Banerjee, Sukhwinder Sukhu, Bhupesh Baghel and Ashok Gehlot.