Centre discriminating against non-BJP ruled states: Puducherry CM

By: | Published: July 17, 2016 10:12 PM

"For flood relief we had claimed Rs 492 crores, but were given only Rs 35 crores... The centre is not acting fairly with respect to allocation of funds for flood relief," he told reporters.

Narayanswamy sought constitution of a management board for the river (Source: PTI)Narayanswamy sought constitution of a management board for the river (Source: PTI)

Congress government in Union Territory of Puducherry today alleged that the Centre discriminating against non-BJP-ruled states in allocation of funds.

Chief Minister V Narayanswamy, who offered worship at various temples in the town, claimed that the NDA government in the Centre was allotting more funds to states where its party was in power and lesser to non-BJP ruled states.

“For flood relief we had claimed Rs 492 crores, but were given only Rs 35 crores… The centre is not acting fairly with respect to allocation of funds for flood relief,” he told reporters.

On Cauvery water issue, Narayanswamy sought constitution of a management board for the river to ensure that the Union Territory got its due share of water.

“The Karnataka government is supposed to release 9 TMC water to Puducherry, but now they have given only 2 TMC,” he claimed.

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