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This is an extraordinary statement that goes against all rules and decorum of the federal structure and is a slap in the face of the much-touted PR line of "cooperative federalism" Let us be clear about what this statement means It means that the Union government is threatening to refuse to cooperate with a state government Of course cooperation here means money Central funds are not generated by Delhi It is revenue it grabs from states The states have a right to these funds – these are not acts of kindness or alms This statement is especially derogatory to Tamilians as Tamil Nadu contributes a huge amount of revenue to the Centre and gets a very small amount in return – no state is fiscally victimised by Delhi to the extent Tamil Nadu is It is no secret that non-Hindi states produce revenues Delhi hands these revenues largely to Hindi states by using bureaucratic smokes and mirrors like the Finance Commission So when Naidu said that to Tamil Nadu it naturally struck a very raw nerve But it didn’t end there Naidu really overstepped the line when he was found in the Tamil Nadu State Secretariat reviewing scheme progress And what was a sign of the compromised nature of the AIADMK at present was that Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami was found alongside Naidu during the review Respected veteran bureaucrat MG Devasahayam said "There was no need for a Union minister to jointly review government projects with the chief minister The chief minister’s post is high in stature in the States and at the most such a review can happen in a common place and not in the Secretariat This is only (an instance of) a Union minister trying to dominate a chief minister against the federal structure of our country" Naidu claims that this was only a "departmental review" but never clarified why Karnataka or West Bengal or Kerala or Odisha never call him on such departmental reviews Naidu is the Union cabinet minister for Housing and Urban Development These two subjects are in the concurrent list and the role of the Union government is one offinancer The state is not constitutionally obligated to share details of its autonomous decision making Delhi is not some owner whose contractor is Tamil Nadu such that it can go in and question Tamil Nadu on project progress Just like Tamil Nadu or West Bengal ministers cannot go to Delhi and sit with Union cabinet ministers in their departmental meeting and demand an explanation why funds were not released Delhi routinely withholds funds without any explanation It is sad but not illegal The Union government and the state government do not share some parent-child or boss-underling relationship They are equal stakeholders in a system where each stakeholder has a different function – that is the basis of Union Concurrent and State lists Within the Union affairs list the Union government is autonomous Within the State list affairs the state government is autonomous Neither is accountable to each other Peace is maintained by one not stepping into the other’s domain Naidu by his action and pronouncements in Tamil Nadu last week did just that The fact that now Tamil Nadu government has given up so much space voluntarily shows the depth of political compulsion that AIADMK faces vis-a-vis the BJP Given that BJP is only a marginal political force in Tamil Nadu this disproportionate influence of BJP in government matters is a subversion of democracy However much each faction of the AIADMK tries to claim Jayalalithaa’s legacy in practical terms both O Panneerselvam and Palaniswami have capitulated and bowed in front of Delhi on issues that Jayalalithaa as chief minister took an uncompromising pro-Tamil Nadu rights stand on These include giving up opposition to GST not challenging NEET signing up for UDAY scheme and most importantly not protesting the allocation formula changes of the 14th Finance Commission that hugely transfers money from Tamil Nadu to high population growth states of the Hindi belt It is indeed a situation where rights of a state are being bartered in exchange for holding on to political power BJP has never had it so good in Tamil Nadu While the first rank state in terms of protection of state rights gives up its core principles one can witness the rise of other non-Hindi states who are asserting their constitutionally guaranteed state rights like never before And in that West Bengal is fast taking the pole position Both West Bengal and Kerala have now made respectively Bangla and Malayalam compulsory in all schools of all boards IAS and IPA officers of West Bengal cadre have now been instructed not to share any information with the Union government without prior permission of the state government If that sounds odd try the opposite test Does any Union government bureaucrat in an official capacity share any Union government information with a state government without permission from the Union government The answer is no West Bengal has simply asserted a right that it had and one that the Union government has always enjoyed What is good for the goose is good for the gander West Bengal has severely curtailed central deputations of its bureaucrats The official reason is that there are a lot of vacancies in West Bengal and not enough IAS officers The real reason as discussed in political circles is that West Bengal wants to prevent an unholy nexus developing between West Bengal cadre IAS officers on central deputation and the Union government on sensitive matters of the State government that can be used to destabilise the state State chief minister Mamata Banerjee has also made it clear to West Bengal civil service officers that they work for the state government and that Delhi cannot independently order them around She said at the annual general meeting of West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Officers Association that "Instructions are coming from Delhi these days Remember that you work for the state (government) You inform us but do not implement things on your own" States do not have any similar advantage of getting state civil service officers to be sent on central deputation on a large scale to get information about the inner workings of Delhi and reporting it to the state government Any imbalance of power in a federal system is a recipe for disaster In fact regarding a situation very similar to Naidu’s "review" of projects where there was a central funds component West Bengal showed the door to two NITI Aayog officials that Delhi had sent to oversee "funds flow monitoring" Mamata responded strongly to this unilateral interference stating?

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