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Changing Planning Commission's name just a gimmick: Gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said changing the name of the Planning Commission was a cheap gimmick.“Renaming the Planning Commission is an attempt to belittle the contribution of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of

PTI [ Updated: January 02, 2015 18:55 IST ]
changing planning commission s name just a gimmick gogoi
changing planning commission s name just a gimmick gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said changing the name of the Planning Commission was a cheap gimmick.

“Renaming the Planning Commission is an attempt to belittle the contribution of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India,” Gogoi tweeted today.  People are not “concerned with the name, but with the substance and just changing the name of the Planning Commission was just a cheap gimmick,” he said.

The Planning Commission has been replaced by a new body, NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India, which will serve as a policy think-tank for the Centre as well as state governments and will have Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairperson.

 

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