Centre biggest threat to country, it is attacking federalism: Manish Sisodia


Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia termed the Centre as the “biggest threat” to the country on Wednesday as he criticised the BJP government for “attacking” the federal structure by “increasing” the monetary share of states in centrally-sponsored schemes.

Citing communications from the NITI Aayog in the Delhi Assembly, Sisodia said the Centre was “confused” on whether Delhi was a state or a union territory. He accused the Centre of “abdicating” its responsibility by reducing funds instead of increasing.

AAP MLA Kailash Gehlot brought a calling attention notice on NITI Aayog’s policies of formulation and implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes. He alleged that the government think-tank was an “unconstitutional body”.

“The Centre is the biggest threat to the country. Centre is very confused on whether Delhi is a state or a union territory with legislature. Initially, the Niti Aayog said Delhi is a union territory and in view of this Centre will provide 100% funding for implementation of its schemes in Delhi.