Siddaramaiah declines to head task force on Swachh Bharat

| Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 16:24
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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that he has declined an offer by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the convenor of a task force to implement "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" and instead preferred to be just a member.

"I have been made convenor. I have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying I would prefer to be a member, not convenor of the task force to implement Swachhh Bharat Abhiyan," he said here.

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) has notified three sub-groups as decided during the first meeting chaired by Modi.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will chair the sub-group on centrally sponsored schemes (CSS), Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on skill development and Siddaramaiah on Swachh Bharat.

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