Akhilesh Yadav wants equal participation of states, Centre

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Lucknow | Published: December 8, 2014 12:56:07 AM

Laying down the broad contour of the new Planning Commission, or any such body that replaces it, should take...

Laying down the broad contour of the new Planning Commission, or any such body that replaces it, should take, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav suggested that the states and the Centre should have equal participation in the new body and that all-round interests of the states should be protected in a manner that the federal structure is also strengthened. Laying emphasis on the need for allowing full freedom to states for executing projects as per their requirements, Yadav stressed on the need for threadbare consultations with state governments on both the political and official levels before five-year plans are given a final shape and added that the assistance available with Central government departments should be divided between the states in a transparent manner, keeping in mind their backwardness.

The CM was expressing his views at a meeting of chief ministers convened by PM Narendra Modi on Sunday. The meeting was called to discuss the form of the new Planning Commission. He further said that every state has its own priorities and, hence, one single policy cannot be applicable and effective for all.

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