Chief Minister writes to PM Modi, seeks concessions
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has sought concession from the Prime Minister in order to find a solution to the financial crisis that the state is in currently. In the letter sent to PM Narendra Modi, Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state has to spend large amount of money in the public health sector .
The major demand put forward by the state is that it needs to borrow from the common market. The money which is taken from agencies for prevention of the spread of the disease should not be considered as part of the state’s borrowing limit. The Chief Minister also sought permission to release special bonds to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The state has reiterated its demand to raise its borrowing limit from three percent to five percent.
The letter also asked the central government to make required interventions in the case of expat Keralites. In UAE alone, there are 28 lakh foreigners of which more than 10 lakh are Keralites. A lot of these people have been infected by coronavirus disease.
NORKA has also written to different embassies stating they should interfere to help Non Resident Keralites. The letter demands that the fees drawn by schools in UAE should be temporarily avoided and also that the Visa period should be renewed.