NITI Aayog Meeting: NITI Aayog has termed as ‘unfortunate’ the decision of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to boycott its Governing Council meeting to be held on Sunday, August 7. Niti Aayog, in a statement issued on Saturday after KC Rao’s announcement to boycott the meeting, said that it rejects the allegations leveled by the Telangana Chief Minister.
NITI Aayog called KC Rao’s decision unfortunate
The Commission said that it is unfortunate that the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana has decided not to participate in the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog to be held on 7th August. The Governing Council is a forum where the highest political leadership in the country at the Central and State Governments level deliberates on major development issues and agrees on suitable result-oriented solutions for national development.
The commission said – the allegation is completely baseless
The commission said that, “The allegation made by the Honorable Chief Minister of Telangana is completely baseless and wrong that discussions have not been held with the states while deciding the agenda of this meeting. Several steps have already been taken to work with the states.
NITI Aayog said that despite requests made by it for the meeting recently, no response was received from the Chief Minister. Earlier, in January 2021, a delegation led by the Vice-Chairman of the Commission discussed various development related issues with the Chief Minister.
Meeting will be held under the chairmanship of PM Modi on Sunday
Prime minister Narendra Modi He will chair the seventh meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog to be held on Sunday in which many issues like crop diversification and implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) will be discussed. Chief Ministers of all states, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and many Union Ministers will also attend this meeting. As the chairman of NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister will preside over the meeting of this council.
Telangana CM has boycotted the meeting
Announcing the boycott of the meeting, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Saturday that he would not attend the meeting in protest against the present discriminatory attitude of the central government towards the states. Rao said in a letter to Prime Minister Modi that India can emerge as a strong country only when the states also develop. He said that only strong and economically dynamic states can make India a strong country.
Important discussion to be held in the meeting
In an official statement issued on Friday, it was said that this meeting will open the way for synergy towards a new era of cooperation and cooperation between the Center and the states and union territories towards building a stable, sustainable and inclusive India. According to the statement, in this meeting, the role of states in underlining progress on the G20 forum will also be emphasized.
Usually this council meets every year. Last year this meeting was held on February 20. That time the Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana and Gujarat did not attend the meeting.
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