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Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, requests him to release dues for Bengal

The WB CM is on a four-day visit to Delhi


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in Delhi on Friday.

The two discussed a host of issues, including GST dues to West Bengal and timely release of funds by the Centre under various schemes.

In a memorandum submitted to the PM, Banerjee said she had repeatedly sought his intervention for urgent release of funds due to the state. The amount due to the state under various schemes now stood at about Rs 17,996.32 crore.

The CM tabulated the total amount due to the state under different schemes and benefits. The amount that is due to the state from the central government as on 31st July, 2022 has been estimated to be around Rs 1,00,968.44 crore.

The prime minister's office posted a picture of the two leaders meeting.

Banerjee, who is on a four-day visit to the national capital, is scheduled to meet President Droupadi Murmu later in the evening.

On Sunday, she will attend a Niti Aayog meeting.

—With PTI inputs

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