Kumaraswamy blames state govt for Centre rejecting flood relief report

Kumaraswamy blames state govt for Centre rejecting flood relief report

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Mysuru, Oct 4: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday said due to the state government's negligence the Central government rejected the flood relief report.

Talking to reporters, here, Mr Kumaraswamy said that the state government’s funds were enough to provide relief to the flood victims instead of waiting for the funds from the centre. There was no understanding between the government and the officials, affecting the people across the state.

"BJP government has not been known how to use the state government’s funds," he alleged. According to him, the opposition asked the government to call for all party meeting to discuss the flood issue, but the state government did not give any heed on it.

"Even the Opposition parties have demanded for all party meeting for the flood relief issues, however, the government not called the meeting and did not hear the Opposition's suggestions, he said. The JD(S) leader said that the flood relief issue would be highlighted in the Assembly session commencing from October 12.

Former Prime Minister and JD (S) National President H D Deve Gowda too slammed the Union government for rejecting the report.Addressing newspersons here, the former prime minister said, 'The reports of rejecting the state government's assessment on the quantum of loss suffered by the state of Karnataka by the Union government, is unprecedented.

The fact is, lakhs of people living in Krishna basin in North Karnataka, Coastal region as well as in Malnad areas, had suffered heavily due to the unprecedented rains and devastating flood, but the Union government was not responding to the need of the displaced.' (UNI)