DMK Working President MK Stalin is seems following Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who raised a banner of revolt against the BJP led Union government and declared the formation of Federal Front.
Stalin wrote letters to 10 non - BJP chief ministers including KCR and criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on the distribution of funds to the states.
"I am concerned about certain elements of the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Fifteenth Finance Commission (XVFC), which will affect the very fabric of equitable and just devolution of central tax revenues to the states," Stalin writes in his letter.
The letter was sent to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, Puducherry's V Narayanasamy, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, Andhra Pradesh's Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana's K Chandrasekhar Rao, Karnataka's Siddaramaiah, Odisha's Naveen Patnaik, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab's Captain Amarinder Singh.
Stalin expressed serious concern on the Centre's distribution of funds to various states on the basis of their population. Unlike the 14th Finance Commission, which based their calculations on the 1971 census, the 15th Finance Commission is basing it on the 2011 census to determine how much money each state gets. The Central government, Stalin writes, has for the first time, without consulting the states, stipulated an entirely different approach in the ToR of the 15th Finance Commission.
He concludes his letter by urging the 10 CMs to join him in demanding immediate modifications to these "undemocratic and biased Terms of Reference" and to consult all the States and the GST Council before framing new ToRs.