Nitish asks PM to intervene for not receiving Centre's assistance

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New Delhi, Jun 16 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitesh Kumar has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, regretting that the Centre had not provided necessary financial support to his state that suffered the worst flooding last year in which over 60 people were killed and more than 2.5 crore rendered homeless.

Mr Kumar in his three-paged letter said all the affected people had been provided temporary shelter along with a monthly financial support of Rs 200 each in cash and one quintal of food grains per family on state government's own resources. ''Significantly, the Centre has conceded to all those assistance measures but did not provide necessary financial support to Bihar.'' The letter pointed out the relief work was carried out with the Bihar government's own resources and it was believed that the Central government would provide requisite assistance in due course.

''Now, since the Central assistance is being denied, it does not auger well for a healthy Centre-state relationship,'' it added.

''I think this issue merits your urgent attention so that Bihar gets its admissible Central assistance,'' the CM said in the letter.

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