West Bengal’s discontent with Centre deepens as Green City takes on Smart City

Barely a fortnight before West Bengal decided to indefinitely defer ratification of goods and services tax (GST), Mamata Banerjee discarded one of the much contested schemes of the Modi government—the Smart City project. The twin moves are seen as marks of protests by West Bengal over Centre’s interference in state matters. Off late, West Bengal has emerged as one of the most vociferous states against the Centre. In particular, Banerjee is irked over Modi government’s move for setting up a central committee to monitor its schemes and the funds it sends to states, …

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