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BJP to govt – The New Indian Express

By Express News Service
VIJAYAWADA: Claiming that the state has by no means seen a ‘financial crisis’ just like the one it’s dealing with now, BJP state chief Somu Veerraju demanded that the YSRC authorities launch a white paper on the funds of the state. On one hand the federal government is unable to pay salaries and pensions to the staff on time, on the opposite it’s unable to make any additional borrowings, he claimed.

In a press release on Tuesday, the BJP chief mentioned: “The state government can claim a dubious distinction of distributing public money in the name of welfare schemes over the last two years without taking up a single development programme. While the government continues borrowings, it remains a secret as to where all the money is going. The fiscal discipline of the government is off the tracks as it is not only spending whatever income it is generating but also is using extra borrowings for welfare. Now, it is not even getting the borrowings.”

He additional questioned the federal government on the funds that the Centre had launched underneath numerous schemes. “During lockdown last year, the state received financial and medical support. The Centre has also been releasing funds on a large scale for panchayats, rural development and other departments.” 

“Houses being built are majorly financed by the Centre. When the Centre is extending support on this scale, what is the state government doing? Never in the history of the state has there been a financial crisis like the one we are facing now. The government should immediately release a white paper on the state finances,” he demanded.

Party welcomes HC keep on MPTC, ZPTC polls 
The BJP state unit welcomed the High Court resolution to keep the notification on MPTC and ZPTC polls. The social gathering leaders described the keep as a “tight slap” to the YSRC authorities. BJP nationwide secretary and state co-incharge Sunil Deodhar, on Tuesday, tweeted, “This is a tight slap to the Jagan government that is fearing the Vijaya Rath of BJP-Jana Sena, and is abusing all its machinery to stop our growth.” 

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