Bihar Deputy CM lambastes Centre's ''apathy''

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Katihar, Aug 7 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today lambasted the UPA government at the Centre for its ''apathy'' towards the state, alleging that foodgrains were sanctioned only for 65 lakh out of 1.3 crore below poverty line (BPL) families.

Mr Modi told newspersons here that the state government was meeting such shortage of its own and spending Rs 850 crore, in this regard.

Simililarly, he alleged that the kerosene oil quota was also meagre for the ration card holders of Bihar as only three lt of kerosene oil was being sanctioned for each BPL family, while the Union government sanctioned 22 litre per family.

He also rued that the Centre had forced Bihar to share power worth 250-300 MW with Nepal, railways and defence institutions supplied to the state from the central undertakings.

'' The UPA government is doing injustice with Bihar in all aspects, right from food grains allocations to power supply,'' he said.

Despite the Centre's ''apathy'', the Union ministers from Bihar in the UPA government spoke high about the UPA government, according to him.

'' They are misleading the common people by painting rosy pictures of the Centres efforts for developing the state, '' the deputy chief minister added.

The Centre also failed to release fund for flood relief, even after conducting aerial survey of the areas ravaged by flood last year.


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