Vastavam Web: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday lashed out at the Centre for ignoring Telangana’s request for funds for flood relief while being partial towards the states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by immediately releasing funds after natural calamities.
Rama Rao told a news conference that Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned a deaf ear to the requests from Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to provide immediate financial support towards relief and rehabilitation measures in flood-hit areas of Hyderabad.
“The Prime Minister sanctioned Rs 669 crore within four days to Karnataka following floods in that state. He personally visited flood-hit areas of Gujarat in 2017 and released Rs 500 crore. It has been about 25 days since Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao wrote a letter to the Prime Minister seeking release of Rs 1,350 crore as immediate relief but we still haven’t received a response,” he said.
“Our Prime Minister responds to letters written by Karnataka and Gujarat Chief Ministers but not to letters written by the Telangana Chief Minister. Is Telangana not a part of India? Does the Prime Minister not have the responsibility to help Hyderabad city and its people,” he asked.