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Central Govt. must give maximum power to the states, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Sept. 30 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the separation of powers between the central government and state governments is very important, and the former must encourage and activate complete decentralisation of responsibilities and give maximum power to the states.

“The separation of powers is very much clear under the Constitution. Interfering into each other is not right. The central government must do complete decentralisation and give maximum power to the states,” Kejriwal told a conclave of chief ministers here.

“Governors act as agents of the central government. These governors interfere in the functioning of state governments. This has been going on for decades. The CBI is misused to arm twist state governments. Our long standing demand has been to make the CBI independent,” he added.

Kejriwal further said, “Many states are poor and the centre has to finance them. The central government collects income tax, service tax and import duty and is supposed to distribute it among the states, but politics take place where it comes to a question of distribution.” (ANI)