Centre, states must work shoulder to shoulder: Modi

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New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Inter-State Council (ISC) meeting taking place after a hiatus of 10 years, on Saturday said the nation can only progress if the Centre and state governments work together shoulder to shoulder.

Modi said the ISC meeting is a place to discuss making and regularising policy.

He said discussions with state chief ministers and others will help in building strong Centre-state relations and ensure a bright future for the country.

The meeting being held for the first time after 2006 will discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on harmonising Centre-state relations, debate the use of the Aadhaar card as an identifier, the use of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for subsidies and also internal security issues.

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