Do not show discrimination in cyclone relief: CPI
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 20:12
Tiruchirappalli: CPI on Saturday said the Thane cyclone was a national calamity and Union Government should not show any discrimination or "play politics" in allocating funds for Tamil Nadu, which was hit by the cyclone.

"The Union Government should be liberal in extending help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The loss has been estimated at Rs 5,000 crore in Tamil Nadu and Rs 2,500 crore in Puducherry," D Raja, National Secretary, CPI, told PTI over phone.

The Thane cyclone hit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Dec 30 last year, causing widespread destruction.

Referring to the upcoming assembly elections in various parts of the country, he said CPI was confident of winning a "reasonable number" of seats. "Our presence will be felt in the states," he said.


First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 20:12

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