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T.N. Health Minister Counters Union Finance Minister’s Claims on AIIMS, Madurai Delay

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian has responded to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement blaming the state for the delay in the AIIMS project in Madurai. Subramanian questioned how the Prime Minister could lay the foundation stone in 2019 if land acquisition was delayed, and how the Union government completed the compound wall construction in 2021.

Sitharaman had stated that the budget for AIIMS, Madurai increased due to Tamil Nadu’s land acquisition delays, a claim Subramanian called a “blatant lie”. He clarified that the land had already been transferred by the previous AIADMK government, and no acquisition was needed.