Officials directed to furnish details of CMRF to legislators

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Hyderabad, Nov 11 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today directed the officials to furnish the details of amount sanctioned from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) to all the legislators, in the assembly tomorrow.

The Chief Minister told a group of ruling party MLAs, who called on him at his residence seeking more funds, that the state stood number one in the country in sanctioning the CMRF, which reached Rs 227 crore.

Dr Reddy said the CMRF should reach all the eligible patients, irrespective of party affiliations. The members told the Chief Minister that the candidates recommended by the Opposition members were getting more funds than those recommended by the ruling party members.

The Chief Minister said the government had sanctioned the CMRF to the eligible, recommended by 108 Opposition and Independent Legislators as against the cases recommended by 186 ruling party members. He said all the details of the CMRF had already been uploaded in the website.

Mr Rajasekhara said the government had spent more funds in the Telangana region than the Rayalaseema and Andhra regions.

He said the TDP had sanctioned only Rs 35 crore to 15,000 needy as against Rs 227 crore sanctioned by the state government during the last three-and-a-half years, benefitting 72,931 people.


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