Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was non-committal on fiscal help to states regardless of them apprising him of the fiscal sufferings throughout his video convention on Monday.
Subsequently, there was no different possibility for Puducherry besides to borrow from the Reserve Financial institution of India to tide over the present fiscal disaster, he instructed reporters on Monday night time after taking part within the video convention of chief ministers with PM Modi.
Mr Narayanasamy mentioned he had dropped at the Prime Minister’s discover the autumn within the income as a result of closure of all enterprise institutions, liquor retailers and industrial items for the reason that COVID-19 lockdown started in March.
He mentioned salaries had been paid to Puucherry authorities employees for March and April. However the current state of affairs was grim and therefore a approach out ought to be discovered.
“The Prime Minister was non-committal on the fiscal help to states and there was no reply by any means from him to the projection of fiscal sufferings of the states,” he mentioned.
Replying to a query, Narayanasamy mentioned he felt that Modi would proceed the lockdown past Might 17 however ease curbs.
“An actual image will emerge solely on the night time of Might 17,” he mentioned.
The Prime Minister requested the Chief Ministers to ship him an in depth report earlier than Might 15 on the subsequent plan of action. Narayanasamy mentioned individuals ought to be calm and assist win the battle in opposition to the pandemic.