Centre should consult states before appointing Governors: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today voiced protest against imposition of President's rules in states on "frivolous grounds" and demanded Centre consult states concerned before appointing Governors.

Speaking at Inter-state Council meeting heretodayKejriwal also demanded that Rs 5,000 crore be given to the state by the Centre as the national capital contributes Rs 1.5 lakh crore to the Union Government's kitty in taxes "Inter State Council should pass a resolution that chief ministers be consulted before appointment of Governors and Lt Governors in their respective states, and President's rule can only be imposed in any state if the government loses majority in the Assembly and not on any frivolous grounds by misusing the office of Governors appointed by the Centre," the Delhi Chief Minister said.

At the meeting, Kejriwal urged the Central government to grant approval to the Bills sent by the Delhi Assembly so that people of the capital could get benefit of the welfare scheme.

Speaking on farming issue, he also said that Centre should waive off all the debts of farmers across the country to reduce their sufferings, demanding implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee report and adequate funds to states so that problems faced by farmers could be resolved at the earliest.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that allegations of rise in prices of pulses due to hoarding at the Mundra Port should be probed with all seriousness, since it is being reported that pulses being imported from countries like Mozambique are being sold at a higher price in India.

He asked the Central government to remove the No Detention Policy from the RTE Act, since it is "harming" the interests of the students.