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Modi rejects allegations over 15th Finance Commission

Prime News, National (Chennai), April 12:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday rejected the accusation that the Centre was biased against the southern states, and said there were baseless allegations against the 15th Finance Commission’s terms of reference.

“Our critics seem to have missed that the Union government has suggested to the Finance Commission to consider incentivising states who have worked on population control,” he said. “By this yardstick, a state like Tamil Nadu, which has devoted a lot of effort, energy and resources towards population control would certainly benefit.”

The prime minister was speaking at an event at the Cancer Institute in Chennai’s Adyar area. He arrived in Chennai on Thursday morning to inaugurate the Defence Expo India 2018 amid demonstrations against the Centre’s delay in forming the Cauvery Management Board. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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