Mamata discuses debt situation in WB with PM, demands release of funds

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 18:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 10 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday discussed about the debt situation in her state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought additional release of funds for various projects and schemes. Stating that there was no discussion on the Teesta River yet, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said, "We discussed about the debt situation of the state and release of funds due to the state under various projects and schemes." Mamata told ANI that more than Rs. 10,459 crore is pending with the Centre, adding that's why she has requested Prime Minister Modi to ensure that the funds are released soon. "Around Rs. 10,459 crore is pending with the Centre, I apprised Prime Minister Modi about that and the problems arising out of that. I requested him to ensure that the funds are released. He said he will try to release the funds," Mamata said. Earlier in the week, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that India's support would help resolve all issues, including Teesta, expeditiously. Meanwhile, no pact on the sharing of water of the river Teesta was signed between the two nations. The Teesta River runs through both Bengal and Bangladesh and if a treaty is signed then it would allow for equal share of water. (ANI)

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