Srinagar: National spokesman of Congress Salman Anees Soz Monday said he was deeply shocked by Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh’s comments about the size of financial assistance needed by flood affected people of J&K.
In an interview to a local newspaper, Singh has single-handedly undermined the case for financial assistance that the Government of J&K has submitted to the Union Government.
In extremely casual language, the Deputy Chief Minister has dismissed the Rs. 44000 crore request that the previous State Government submitted to the Centre. The current PDP-BJP government endorsed the 44000 crore request. Apparently, Nirmal Singh and the BJP are satisfied with the Ra. 2100 crores sanctioned by the Centre and only want an additional Rs. 1500 crores. The Deputy Chief Minister thinks that Rs. 3600 crores is sufficient for flood victims. If this is the position of the State Government, then I can say with a sense of anxiety that J&K is in for a very difficult time over the next few years, Salman Soz said in a statement
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