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Other states also run Central schemes under different names: Trinamool
Other states also run Central schemes under different names: Trinamool

Kolkata, May 17 (TIWN) Trinamool Congress has outlined a counter-campaign against the BJP claiming that the West Bengal's dues under the PM Awas Yojana should not be released as the state government is running the same scheme under a different name.

Trinamool's counter-strategy will be to highlight other Indian states adopting the same method of running the scheme under different names and getting dues cleared.  On May 12, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a etter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the Central government to immediately release the state's dues for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and PM Awas Yojana.  Shortly thereafter, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari also wrote to the Prime Minister claiming that although 32 lakh houses were constructed in West Bengal under PM Awas Yojona, in reality the state government was running the scheme under a different name - Bangla Awas Yojana.  He requested that Central funds under this housing scheme should not be released unless the state government runs the scheme under the name of PM Awas Yojona.  However, the claims by Adhikari have proven to be slightly counter-productive as the Trinamool Congress leadership has decided to highlight examples with photographic documents where states like Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are also running the scheme under different names but were not deprived of dues.

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