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Modi Has To Work With Allies Who Want Funds, Cabinet Slots

Modi Has To Work With Allies Who Want Funds, Cabinet Slots

Modi Has To Work With Allies Who Want Funds, Cabinet Slots

NEW DELHI (news agencies) – On June 6, regional parties within Narendra Modi’s alliance made their demands in return for support to keep him as Prime Minister. Essentially, the demands center around more funds for their states and federal cabinet positions.

Modi’s BJP has lost its outright majority and is reliant on support from regional parties, particularly the Chandrababu Naidu led Telugu Desam Party of Andhra Pradesh and the Janata Dal (United) of Nitish Kumar in Bihar.

When Modi had not been dependent on other parties, his government had been repeatedly accused by various non-BJP states of not sending in federal funds for development. Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, amongst them.

Reuters said that both the TDP and JD(U) are pushing for longstanding demands to grant special status to their states, according to a TDP spokesperson and five NDA sources. Special status allows states to receive more federal development funds under simpler terms. Bihar, India’s poorest state, and Andhra Pradesh, which lost some resources when the new state of Telangana was created in 2014, stand to benefit significantly from such status.

The TDP is also said to have demanded the speakership in parliament and cabinet berths. The JDU too wants cabinet positions as well as minister of state appointments.

In addition to special status and cabinet positions, the TDP is also seeking more funds for irrigation projects in Andhra Pradesh and for the completion of its new capital, Amaravati, said Reuters.

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    June 6, 2024
  • Modi Modi forever! No one can develop India except Modi!

    June 6, 2024
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