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SC-2ND LD DURGA PUJA WB - SC refuses to stay WB decision to grant Rs 28 cr to Durga puja committees (Eds: Adds more info, detail

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the West Bengal government's decision to grant Rs 28 crore to 28,000 'Durga puja' committees in the state.
A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta agreed however to examine the issue whether a state, by exercising its discretionary powers, can grant money to 'puja' committees or clubs for religious activities. It issued a notice to the Mamta Banerjee government and sought its reply within six weeks.
"Issue notice. Th ...