Union Minister, Vellamvelly Muraleedharan calls Karnataka ministers protest a blame game

“Delhi Chalo” protest was led by Karnataka CM, Siddaramaiah in front of the Jantar Mantar where other political leaders including DK Shivakumar also took part against tax “injustice.

Although, recent developments come from the Union Minister for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs of India, Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, who said that they could move a privilege motion against Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this regard.

Muraleedharan spoke to India Today TV, and said, “States like Tamil Nadu and Kerala are trying to paint a picture over GST compensation. All they are doing is trying to gain political brownie points by blaming the Narendra Modi-led government.

He said, “The political parties in South India have not been able to fulfil their election promises and now this is a blame game they are indulging in.” “In Parliament, there is a provision for a privilege motion. If opposition parties think that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman misled the House, then they need to move a privilege motion. They are not doing that. All that they are doing is holding press conferences,” he further added.

Meanwhile, Karnataka CM at the protest said “Karnataka is number two as far as tax collection is concerned, Maharashtra is number one. As a matter of fact, this year Karnataka is contributing more than Rs 4.30 lakh crore in tax. Karnataka gives the Centre Rs 100 in terms of revenue but receives only Rs 13. Karnataka has lost Rs 62,098 crore in devolution of taxes in 2025-26 because of the 14th Finance Commission to 15th Finance Commission, that is why, we are agitating.” He further demanded justice for the state of Karnataka.

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