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Mitra to meet FM on State’s aid

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on September 03, 2012 Published on September 03, 2012

The West Bengal finance minister, Amit Mitra, will meet Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram later this week to discuss the State Government’s demand for a special financial package. The meeting is expected to take place around September 6 or September 7, sources in Writers’ Buildings said.

“There have been lot of discussions on the issue with the former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Around 10 such meetings have taken place and these include ones that were attended either by the Chief Minister or me,” Mitra told reporters at the State Secretariat on Monday.

The meeting assumes importance following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remarks that the Centre was trying to address West Bengal’s demand for financial assistance.

Published on September 03, 2012
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