Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and greeted him with shawl, coconut and bouquet. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa and Secretary Hari Ranjan Rao.
After meeting Prime Minister Modi, Chief Minister Chouhan said that he apprised the Prime Minister of a number of issues of Madhya Pradesh. Discussions were held on Simhastha to be held in Madhya Pradesh in year 2016. Giving Basmati status to the rice of Madhya Pradesh, changing of format of MNREGA and opening new vistas of development were also discussed. Chouhan said that he has come for a courtesy meeting with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is fully aware of problems of Madhya Pradesh and other states. He had himself been a Chief Minister. Now, there will be no discrimination against any state. All states will get cooperation from the Centre. Chouhan said that he also put forth issues of increase in states’ share in Central taxes and giving more autonomy to states for chalking out schemes.
The Chief Minister said that good days have now come for all. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, all states and regions will develop evenly. Implementation of crop insurance scheme was also discussed. Centre-State share in Right to Education Act and issues pertaining to MNREGA also came up for discussions.