33 C
Monday, May 27, 2024

Cutting Kerala’s borrowing capacity a ‘sadistic approach’ of the Centre: CM Vijayan

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

KANNUR(KERALA), May 28 (PTI): Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-ruled central government over its decision to cut down the borrowing limit of the state by half by terming the move as “sadistic”.

Vijayan said while the central government jumps at every opportunity to fill its coffers, like implementing GST, it was taking a “negative approach” when it came to helping the state progress.

- Advertisement -

He contended that the Centre demanded payment for the help provided, like foodgrains and aid of armed forces, by it during various calamities face by the state.

“This is not just a problem of the LDF government. It is a problem for the whole state. It is a matter of the progress of the people. Should the union government take the position of letting a state perish is an issue to be considered,” the CM said.

Vijayan said the stand taken by Centre was another crisis being heaped upon a state which has faced and survived several calamities.

At the same time he also indirectly criticised the Congress-led UDF opposition in the state for allegedly remaining silent over the Centre’s decisions which were not beneficial for the state.

- Advertisement -

“But despite all this, some people are not ready to respond to this,” the CM said while speaking at an event held at the Pinarayi Convention Center here.

However, the CM made it clear that as long as the Left government was in power in the state, there would be no denial of benefits to the workers and the poor.

On Saturday, the ruling-CPI(M) had termed the Centre’s move to cut the borrowing capacity of Kerala as an “attempt to suffocate the state” by any means necessary.

The Left party had said that the central government had earlier given permission to borrow Rs 32,442 crore but the limit has now been reduced to Rs 15,390 crore.

- Advertisement -




- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttp://www.thehillstimes.in
Welcome to The Hills Times, your trusted source for daily news and updates in English from the heart of Assam, India. Since our establishment in 2000, we've been dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to our readers in Diphu and Guwahati. As the first English newspaper in the then undemarcated Karbi Anglong district, we've forged a strong connection with diverse communities and age groups, earning a reputation for being a reliable source of news and insights. In addition to our print edition, we keep pace with the digital age through our website, https://thehillstimes.in, where we diligently update our readers with the latest happenings day by day. Whether it's local events, regional developments, or global news, The Hills Times strives to keep you informed with dedication and integrity. Join us in staying ahead of the curve and exploring the world through our lens.
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -
10 Breathtaking Valleys To Visit In India In 2024 Top 10 Summer Attractions In Meghalaya 10 Breathtaking Waterfalls in India 9 Adverse Effects of Air Conditioners on Health 9 Well-Known Mango Varieties Found Across India