Centre's funds to states not charity: Karnataka CM

Manish Arya / On 2017-10-23 11:18:12

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying that states "opposing the idea of development" won't get support from the Centre, Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday said: "What the Centre gives states is their right, not charity."

Referring to Modi's statements in Gujarat, Siddaramaiah tweeted: "This shows a lack of understanding of Constitution. What Centre gives states is not charity. It is our right."

Modi had said in Vadodara on Sunday: "Our priority is development. We will not give a single penny to those (state governments) opposing development."

Modi added that Gujarat made progress only when the government in the Centre was sympathetic to the state's interests.

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