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Cabinet clears Rs 8750 cr package for Bengal

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Updated: December 7, 2011, 8:04 PM IST
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Cabinet clears Rs 8750 cr package for Bengal
This came a month after Trinamool MPs met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and insisted on a package for Bengal.

New Delhi: Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a special package for West Bengal of Rs, 8750 crore from Backward Area Grant Fund.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had, however, insisted on a package of Rs 19,000 crore for the state.

This came a month after Trinamool Congress MPs met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over hike in petrol prices and had insisted on a package for the state.

This comes on a day when the government suspended the FDI in retail decision amidst differences between the Centre and Mamata Banerjee over the issue.

First Published: December 7, 2011, 8:04 PM IST
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