Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday (February 21) met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and demanded Delhi’s share in central taxes, which he said would help speed up cleaning the Yamuna and make arrangements for sufficient electricity and water supply in the city.
Taking to Twitter, Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio in the AAP government, said Delhi has not been given any share in central taxes since 2001.
Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia meets Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He says, "There was a positive dialogue over issues related to development of Delhi. I demanded that Delhi be given its share of central taxes. She has assured me that she will look into it". pic.twitter.com/JnbZwfbVqj
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In the meeting, he also demanded funds for all the three municipal corporations in Delhi, the same way as Centre gives money to civic bodies in other states.
After the meeting, he said, “There was a positive dialogue over issues. She has assured me that she will look into it.”