She said, "It is a matter of regret to say. But the Centre is working with the intention of not allowing Tamil Nadu to survive."
This was her second tirade in on the central government in two days. Earlier on Aug 11, she had charged the centre with inaction on a resolution by the Tamil Nadu Assembly seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka on the grounds of the ethnic conflict involving the Tamils.
She alleged that such things have emboldened Gotabaya Rajapakse, the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary to ridicule the resolution.
In response to CPI (M) Floor Leader A Sounderrajan's plea for more funds for certain programmes, the Chief Minister said that the central government had "snatched" from states most of the revenue-generating portfolios and retained them with itself and left Value Added Tax and Commercial Taxes for states to meet their revenue.
She said, "State government's revenue is realised only from these. And we are managing all our expenses using these. We have the intention to do but financial deficit has tied us down."