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Congress Slams Centre’s Tax Devolution Announcement as “Third-rate PR”

The Congress criticized the Centre’s recent authorization of tax devolution to states for June, labeling it as “third-rate PR” attempting to depict constitutionally entitled funds as benevolent gestures.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh emphasized that tax devolutions to states are not favors but constitutional entitlements determined by the finance commission. Ramesh argued that this move was likely influenced by the Prime Minister, dismissing it as an attempt to portray owed funds as gifts. This criticism underscores the ongoing political tensions surrounding fiscal policies and resource allocation between the Centre and the states.