Manpreet Badal not responsible for poor fiscal condition of state: Randhawa

Chandigarh, Dec 28: Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today said Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal was not responsible for the poor fiscal condition of the state. He said the state government had not received GST and other arrears worth Rs 31,000 crore from the Centre due to which the state was facing financial crunch.

“A Finance Minister is only a ‘muneem’. He can only allocate funds to other departments as per the finances available with the government. But the state exchequer is already in bad shape. The Modi government is meting out step-motherly treatment to Punjab,” he said.

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