Banerjee can demand that the Centre release the state’s outstanding debt during the anticipated meeting.
Banerjee might demand that the Centre discharge the state’s outstanding debt during the anticipated meeting. She might also bring up the matter of Ganga river bank erosion near the Farakka barrage, according to the official.
“The chief minister is anticipated to bring up the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act’s backlog of arrears during the meeting.
PM Modi has convened the chief ministers’ meeting in the national capital as India will host the G-20 Summit in 2023.
Banerjee’s office has also received the invitation, and the chief minister will go to Delhi to attend the meeting, the official reported. The meeting between Banerjee and Modi is anticipated at a time when states are increasingly calling for the release of dues.
Banerjee tallied the estimated amount of Rs 1,00,968.44 crore that the state owed the federal government as of July 31, 2022, in a note to PM Modi.
Banerjee recently wrote to PM Modi to voice her concern over the ongoing erosion caused by the Ganga river in the districts of Malda, Murshidabad, and Nadia.