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UPA govt refused to hike K’taka’s share from 30% to 40%: BJP


Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) Karnataka BJP on Friday placed a resolution in the Assembly condemning the attempt’s to point fingers at the Centre by the state government and false implication regarding the distribution of taxes and grants.

“We all must show our commitment for Karnataka’s development. But we must also strongly criticise the politically motivated and wrong statistics to portray the Centre in bad light. We strongly condemn the resolution adopted by the government on the economy,” said Leader of Opposition (LoP) R. Ashoka, who presented the resolution in the Assembly.He said that the government must stop the attitude of blaming the Centre to cover up its failures to ensure the economic growth due to poor tax collection.The resolution reads: “It has been over 75 years that India became a democratic republic and most of this time, Congress was in power. For many years, Karnataka’s share was just 20 per cent and a long fight had to be undertaken to hike the percentage to 30 per cent.”It said that the Congress-led UPA government had refused to hike the state’s share from 30 per cent to 40 per cent. “The Congress that declined to raise objections against the UPA government for the more percentage to the states for development has raised this topic again only for the sake of

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