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Talks on to financially help West Bengal: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the talks were on to find a "practical, pragmatic and yet viable means" regarding the demand for financial assistance by West Bengal.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2012 07:53 PM IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the talks were on to find a "practical, pragmatic and yet viable means" regarding the demand for financial assistance by West Bengal.

"We are very keen to help all states which have financial problems and West Bengal is no exception to that.

"We have been discussing with the finance minister as well as the chief minister of West Bengal a practical, pragmatic and yet viable means to tide over this," he said.

He was replying to query on the status of Banerjee's demand for the financial assistance.

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