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Mamata Banerjee Likely To Skip Today’s NITI Aayog Meeting: Report

“Mamata Banerjee may not attend the Niti Aayog meeting,” a TMC chief advised information company PTI

New Delhi:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is more likely to skip the Niti Aayog’s governing council assembly to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the moment, sources stated on Friday.

The council, the highest physique of the federal government’s assume tank, contains all Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories (UTs), a number of Union Ministers and senior authorities officers.

The Prime Minister will chair the assembly, the place points associated to agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing and human useful resource growth will likely be mentioned, in keeping with an official assertion.

“Mamata Banerjee may not attend the Niti Aayog’s February 20 meeting,” a senior Trinamool chief advised information company Press Trust of India on the situation of anonymity.

Ms Banerjee had earlier skipped the Niti Aayog’s conferences and termed it as a “fruitless” train, alleging that the physique has “no financial power” and can’t assist the state plans.

The sixth assembly of the governing council will witness the entry of Ladakh for the primary time, along with the participation of Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory, the assertion stated.

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This time, different Union Territories headed by directors have additionally been invited to affix, it added.

The governing council meets recurrently and its first assembly passed off on February 8, 2015.

However, the council didn’t meet final yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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