No funds, no justice from BJP-led govt for Cyclone, flood relief: Stalin

Chennai, Apr 27 (UNI) Accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of deceiving the State

on grant of funds towards Cyclone and flood relief, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M.K.Stalin on Saturday said there was no funds and no justice from the Centre.

Responding to the Centre allocating Rs 276 crore towards Cyclone and flood relief to the State, Mr Stalin, in a social media post said, the State had sought a relief of Rs 37,907 crore.

The State government has spent Rs 2,477 crore from the State Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate succour to the people and take up rehabilitation measures in the Cyclone and flood affected areas.

But the BJP-led Government at the Centre has announced a meagre Rs 276 crore as relief that too after Tamil Nadu moved the Supreme Court”, he said.

“There is no fund, no justice for Tamil Nadu from the Centre and the people are watching the each and every act of the BJP regime, which has been deceiving the State”, he added.

The state was hit by Cyclone in Chennai and three neighbouring districts in the first week of December last year and later the southern districts were hit by unprecedented rains.

Mr Stalin had sought a relief of Rs 37,907 crore from the Centre and also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally at New Delhi and also submitted a memorandum to him.

This was followed by a MPs delegation from the State meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking release of Central funds sought by the State for relief.

But by merely granting Rs 276 crore, Tamil Nadu has neither received (adequate) funds nor justice from the Centre, Mr Stalin added.

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