COVID: Delhi requests grant of Rs 5000 crore from Centre

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia has requested Central Government to grant Rs 5000 crore over dip in state’s revenue due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We reviewed Delhi govt's revenue and its min. expenses. It needs around Rs 3500 Cr/month to pay salaries and bear office expenses. In last 2 months GST collection was Rs 500 Cr each. Combining that with other sources, the govt has Rs 1735 Cr. We need Rs 7000 Cr, for 2 months,” said Sisodia. “So I have requested central govt to grant us Rs 5000 crore. I have written to the Union Finance Minister to provide us this immediate assistance as Delhi govt has not received the fund sanctioned to states under Disaster Relief Fund. Delhi is facing financial issues,” he added further.