The MVA government has repeatedly accused that Maharashtra has not received enough help from the Centre during the Coronavirus crisis. The state government has often raised the issue of Modi government paying the state's share of goods and services tax.
Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis has labelled these claims as 'baseless' and highlighted a complete breakup of the fund provided by the Centre. He stated that a total of around Rs 28,104 crores has been provided by the Centre to Maharashtra government to battle COVID crisis. He said Maharashtra has received more from the Centre than other states.
Fadnavis highlighted that under the Garib Kalyan package Rs 4,592 crores worth grains have been provided while Rs 1,308 crores have been deposited in accounts of women and 13,1608 gas cylinders worth Rs 1,625 crores have been provided as well. Reflecting upon the Shramik trains run by the Indian Railways, he stated that a cost of Rs 300 crores has been borne by the Centre while Rs 1,611 crore has been provided to the state through the State Disaster Relief Fund.
Fadnavis also stated that the Centre has provided 10 lakh PPE kits, 16 lakh N-95 masks and an additional amount of over Rs 400 crores to the state to procure medical essentials. The BJP leader also revealed that 1,65,000 fiscal space has been provided to the state.