Govt spending more on ads, less on relief in Leh: BJP

Last Updated: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 18:01

New Delhi: BJP on Friday claimed the government
was spending "more money in advertisement than relief work" in
Leh and termed the relief package announced by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh as "inadequate".
"This government is spending more on advertisement and
less on relief operation in Leh. We condemn it," BJP leader
Prakash Javdekar, who had gone to Leh, told reporters outside
Parliament complex.

Terming the PM`s relief package as inadequate, he said
"We had gone to Leh and found that 3,000 hectars of farm land
has been completely destroyed. The relief package announced by
the PM is not sufficient."
People whose shops have been destroyed have also got
nothing, he said adding "We are going to meet the PM to demand
more relief for Leh."

Javdekar, however, was all praise for the Army`s role in
the rescue and relief operations in the harsh terrain and
said, "They (Army) had done a good job."

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 18:01
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