NEW DELHI, June 13 � Buoyed by his party�s overwhelming success in the election, Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi is likely to seek several-fold hike in the annual plan allocation, when he meets the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia to finalise the annual plan outlay, on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today called on the Prime Minister and pleaded for enhanced fund allocation. The Prime Minister is the Chairman of Planning Commission.
The Chief Minister, who arrived at the national capital here this afternoon, closeted himself with senior State Government officials, in a meeting to fine tune the plan proposal, he is submitting before the Commission. Last fiscal (2010-2011), Assam was sanctioned its� highest-ever allocation of Rs 7, 645 crore including SPA (grant) of Rs 400 crore.
Meanwhile, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) is all set to be revamped. The Chief Minister is likely to call on AICC leaders including president, Sonia Gandhi to reconstitute at least three vital PCC committees including the executive, the office bearer and the disciplinary committees. PCC president, Bhubaneswar Kalita also arrived here this evening.
The new committees are likely to be constituted by the AICC in consultation with the Chief Minister and Kalita, party sources said.
The proposed organisational reshuffle would offer an opportunity to Gogoi to placate some of his disgruntled colleagues, who failed to make it in the council of Ministers. The Chief Minister has also promised to accommodate some as Parliamentary Secretaries.