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We Need Funds To Implement Schemes, Says TN CM Palaniswami On Fuel Price Reduction

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| October 8 , 2018 , 13:38 IST

While addressing media on Monday in the National Capital, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has expressed lack of funds availability in the state to implement welfare policies and reduction in petrol and diesel prices.

Palaniswami said, "We need funds to implement various welfare schemes in the state. Keeping our financial position in mind, we will decide on reducing fuel prices in the state."

On September 4, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had urged all the state governments to reduce petrol and diesel price by additional Rs 2.50 per litre after the central government decision to reduce fuel prices by Rs 2.50 per litre.

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Reciprocation positively to the central government request to reduce petrol and diesel price by additional Rs 2.50 per litre, 10 state government had reduced the prices.

The 10 state governments that reduced petrol and diesel prices were Tripura, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Uttrakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Assam.

Palaniswami also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and demanded to accord Bharat Ratna to former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa and CN Annadurai. 

Palaniswami also demanded Chennai central railway station to be re-named after AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. 

Commenting on the alliance for the upcoming elections, Palaniswami said, "We will decide on alliance once the poll dates are announced."