K’taka govt voice concern over BJP govt’s unilateral move on Fin panel

Prime News, State, (Bengaluru), April 6:-Congress government in Karnataka on Thursday condemned the ‘unilateral’ act of the Narendra Modi government at the centre that had decided to take 2011 Population base to decide on the size of allocations of central allocations to the States.

Speaking to reporters here, Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said some of the moves by the BJP government with regard to 15th Finance Commission could irreparably damage inter-state and centre-state relations.

‘’The move by the Modi government on devolution of tax revenue to states based on 2011 population census is against the interest of progressive southern states which contribute proportionately higher tax revenue than they receive in return.

This has only increased since the central government altered the devolution for formula, through Terms of Reference (TOR) for the 15th Finance Commission,’’ he said.

Gowda said progressive states like Karnataka had invested in nation building by bringing down the explosion in population growth and other economic measures that had helped increase the average per capita income and implemented various social schemes to uplift the poorer sections of the society.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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