New Delhi: Soon after his meeting with Nirmala Sitharaman, Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia asserted that the national capital should be included in the Finance Commission so that ‘it gets its share of central taxes’. Notably, this was Delhi government’s first meeting with Sitharaman after the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the Union Territory. Also Read - Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai: List of Ministers Who Took Oath Along With CM Kejriwal at Ramlila Maidan
Briefing the media about his meeting with the Union Finance Minister, Sisodia said,”There was a positive dialogue over issues related to the development of Delhi with the Union Finance Minister. Delhi has not been included in the Finance Commission since 2001 while a Legislature was established here in 1993 only.” Also Read - ‘Will Continue to Work For People’: Manish Sisodia Holds Thanksgiving Roadshow in Patparganj
He added that the Aam Aadmi Party (government) needs continued support from the Union Finance Minister for the next five years. Also Read - For Many More Years to Come: AAP Shares Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal's Then-And-Now Photos
Furthermore, the AAP leader Sisodia stated that more funds have been sought for the civic bodies of Delhi so that sanitation workers, teachers and doctors can be paid and the Yamuna can be cleaned.