Chennai: Continuing her tirade against the
Congress-led UPA government at Centre, Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said all the state had got in
return for various demands was "only disappointment."
"We receieve only disappointment despite repeated requests
(for funds and grants)," she said intervening Congress member
NR Rangarajan in the Assembly during a debate to thank the
Governor for his address to the House.
She said the state government "was also expecting so much
from the Centre" as Rangarajan said he expected a lot from the
Tamil Nadu government.
He was on the receiving end yet again on the ruling AIADMK
hiking bus fare hikes, when Jayalalithaa quipped, "Congress
(government) does short-jumps and repeatedly raises the diesel
prices and so we had to do a long jump to hike bus fares."
Jayalalithaa has been consistenly blaming the Centre for
not releasing funds to the tune of several thousand crore to
implement various welfare projects, besides not providing
electricity from central grid for the power-starved state.
The government had reasoned that increasing operating cost
coupled by losses had forced it to hike bus fares to save the
transport undertakings from collapsing under financial