KCR to skip NITI meet Sunday, wants PM to ‘change his ways’ | Political Pulse News,The Indian Express
Recent happenings have given rise to an inescapable realisation that the Centre is systematically eroding the federal structure of India, the Telangana chief minister writes to PM Modi.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said on Saturday that he would boycott Sunday’s Niti Aayog meeting to protest “the Centre’s attitude”, lamented that “imperative” federalism had replaced cooperative federalism, and objected to PM Narendra Modi “dismissing welfare schemes as freebies”.
“The (Centre’s) message is either you do what we say or we will punish you,’’ the TRS leader told reporters. “Our boycott is aimed at prompting the PM to change his ways and do something good for the country, and not for any political reasons,’’ he said.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao not to attend NITI Aayog meeting Sunday in protest against what he calls the trend of Central Government discriminating against states. Writes to PM conveying his decision. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/rxtx4tZ3El
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While requesting the prime minister to roll back the Goods and Services Tax on handloom weavers and the beedi industry, Rao also raised the issue of the rising prices of essential commodities.