Karnataka govt stages protest against Centre at Jantar Mantar

Reacting to the protest by the BJP against the Congress’s agitation, CM Siddaramaiah said, “Whatever the agitation they have inside Parliament or outside, they will be against the interest of the people of Karnataka.”“Karnataka is paying Rs 4.30 lakh crore taxes to the Centre through income tax, GST, cess, surcharge and customs. For Rs 100 taken from the state by the Centre, only Rs 12 to Rs 13 is given back. Karnataka is getting Rs 50,257 crore. Whereas Uttar Pradesh is given Rs 2.80 lakh crore, Bihar is given more than Rs 1 lakh crore. Before five years, Karnataka state was getting Rs 50,000 crore. Even today when the budget size is doubled now, the state is only getting Rs 50,257 crore. Is it not injustice?” CM Siddaramaiah said.”There would have been no injustice if resources were distributed as per the 1971 census, presently the distribution is made as per the 2011 census. The states which have not controlled population are allotted more,” he maintained.

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