Modi alleges Centre`s discrimination against Bihar
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 20:55
Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday charged the UPA government with discrimination against Bihar as it was generous to the demands of other states like West Bengal.

"The Centre has announced a financial package of Rs 21,614 crore for West Bengal, but it was not not favourably inclined to accord special category state and special economic package to Bihar," he said in a release.

The Centre had also not provided special package to Bihar for the rehabilitation measures in the flood-affected Koshi region after declaring the same as a 'national calamity', Modi said.

The state's demand for package to tide over drought has also been ignored by the UPA government, he said.

He also said UPA government had also not provided coal linkages for thermal power projects in the state, he said.

He urged the Centre to consider just demands of the state government in the national interests as the development of the backward state was critical for overall progress of the country.


First Published: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 20:55

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