We sought blanket, Centre gave handkerchief: Prakash Raj on flood relief


Team Udayavani, Oct 7, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

Bengaluru: Slamming Centre over the announcement of Rs. 1200 crore interim flood relief, actor turned politician Prakash Raj said “We asked for a blanket, but Prime Minister Modi led Central government gave us a handkerchief”

Taking to twitter Prakash wroteWe asked for a blanket, but Prime Minister Modi led Central government gave us a handkerchief. Karnataka has suffered more losses than any other state due to floods this time. Why is the centre neglecting us so much?”

Centre on October 4 approved additional financial assistance of Rs Rs 1,200 crore to the state for the damages caused by the rains and floods

As many as 103 taluks in 22 districts were affected due to floods in August, in which over 80 people were killed. Around seven lakh people were shifted to safe areas and thousands of houses were damaged.

BJP governments at both Centre and the state have been facing criticism from the opposition Congress and JDS regarding the ‘delay’ in the grant of central funds despite Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and inter-ministerial central team visiting the affected region. The opposition parties have accused Modi government of showing ‘apathy’ towards Karnataka, despite state sending 25 BJP MPs.

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