`
News

Jayalalithaa meets Modi with list of 29 demands

Modi_Jaya_2894383f

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday and submitted a 29-point memorandum, detailing several demands of the State. This was her first visit after her second consecutive victory in the Assembly polls. She met with her party’s 50 MPs (including those in the Rajya Sabha) before going to Mr. Modi’s Race Course Road residence.

The Prime Minister, sources said, congratulated her on her victory, accepted her memorandum and also dispatched two Ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan, to meet her.

While differences between Tamil Nadu and the Centre on the GST Bill remain, the Centre is trying to reach out to her. The AIADMK has 13 members in the Rajya Sabha. Being a constitutional amendment, the GST Bill requires passage by a special majority in both Houses of Parliament.

Among the demands of Ms. Jayalalithaa were the formation of a Cauvery Management Board and a Cauvery Water Regulation Committee, restoration of water level at Mullaperiyar to 152 feet, and the interlinking of rivers.

Differences with Centre on GST

The memorandum also elaborated on the State’s continuing differences with the Centre on some aspects of the Goods and Services Tax Bill, expressing concern over the “huge permanent revenue loss it is likely to cause to a manufacturing and net exporting State like Tamil Nadu.” It also underlined the concern that the proposed legislation would impact the “fiscal autonomy” of the States.

The memorandum contended that the proposed GST Council jeopardised the autonomy of the States in fiscal matters, demanded that petroleum products be kept out of the GST and sought “a constitutionally mandated independent compensation mechanism for full compensation of revenue losses suffered by the States for a period of not less than five years.”

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman later discussed some of the demands of Ms. Jayalalithaa with her. “One of the demands was the extension of the industrial corridor between Vishakhapatnam and Thoothukudi. My suggestion was that we could extend a connection between Thoothukudi and Colachel port in order to facilitate trade in goods,” Ms Sitharaman said.

The State has also demanded the early commissioning of Unit-II of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. The other key demands included the setting up of an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in the State, along with addressing the issues related to NEET.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The One Stop Destination for Law

A Venture of India of Dreams Foundation

Contact us

Have Something to Share:
Submit Content, Press Releases to info@legaldesire.com
For Media Partner/Adverts Proposals, write to anuj@legaldesire.com

Subscribe to Legal Desire

Copyright © 2016 Legal Desire Media & Publications

To Top

Jayalalithaa meets Modi with list of 29 …

by Anuj Kumar time to read: 2 min
0

Get your Daily Dose of Legal Pulse

Subscribe to Legal Desire Daily Email Newsletter

Get Daily Latest Legal News & Notifications about happenings delivered to you via Email in Morning.

Get your Daily Dose of Legal Pulse

Subscribe to Legal Desire Daily Email Newsletter

Get Daily Latest Legal News & Notifications about happenings delivered to you via Email in Morning.

Read previous post:
article
National Green Tribunal: a new mandate towards protection of Environment

After independence of India the main concern of economists were to ensure basic amenities for all. After industrial revolution it...

Close