Ahmedabad, Jun 20: Gujarat state government issued a statement that it is satisfied with the utilization of the relief fund and it has done its duty in sending the cash relief to the Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar.
Jay Narayan Vyas, Gujarat minister for health and spokesperson of the state government issued a joint statement in the regard with Saurabh Patel, the minister of state for finance. The statement said that the government is satisfied, though Nitish Kumar returned it back.
Gujarat unit of JD(U) did not comment on the matter.
"The Bihar government has returned the money, which was not utilized for the flood victims and was lying unutilised," said the statement. The statement was quoted from a letter sent by Chanchal Kumar, secretary in the Bihar CM's secretariat.
"Gujarat had sent 63 officers with latest relief equipment to Bihar. Nearly 38 doctors, 56 paramedical staff, 80 fire brigade staff, 15 EMRI 108 Ambulances have served in Bihar for months. Apart from this, Gujarat had sent two special relief trains for the flood victims. Gujarat BJP had set up relief camps. Moreover, Gujarat had fulfilled its 'Seva Dharm' by sending Rs5 crore for immediate relief to the Bihar CM's relief fund on time," informed the statement, which had given the details of the relief fund.
"Gujarat is satisfied as the relief, which was sent to Bihar, was used for helping flood victims and the interest accumulated on Rs5 crore has been spent for the victims," said Jay Narayan Vyas.
The spokesperson for state BJP unit IK Jadeja said that it is the subject of the state government and they have nothing to say, regarding the matter.