Got only disappointment from Centre: Jaya
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 16:40
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 strains.


First Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 16:40

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