New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is prone to skip the Niti Aayog’s governing council assembly to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi right this moment, sources mentioned on Friday.
The council, the highest physique of the federal government’s suppose 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 improvement can be mentioned, in response to an official assertion.
“Mamata Banerjee could not attend the Niti Aayog’s February 20 assembly,” a senior Trinamool chief advised information company Press Belief 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 monetary energy” 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 mentioned.
This time, different Union Territories headed by directors have additionally been invited to affix, it added.
The governing council meets often and its first assembly passed off on February 8, 2015.
Nonetheless, the council didn’t meet final 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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