Is Jayalalithaa right in slamming Centre for stifling states’ voice?

GN Bureau | December 27, 2012



Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa walked out of the National Development Council (NDC) meeting accusing the Centre of "stifling" the voice of chief ministers by restricting their speeches to 10 minutes. She said the Centre came out with a "new method" of limiting the speeches of chief ministers to 10 minutes which was not enough to articulate their views. Jayalalithaa immediately left for Chennai cutting short her stay. “Just by allowing 10 minutes and humiliating us in this way, they need not have to call us all the way to Delhi to participate in this meeting," she said.
 

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