Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday hit back at Congress for terming as a "stunt" the relief package for farmers announced by her government, saying its opponents are serving their "vested interests" by criticising the relief.
Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar (NCP) on Wednesday demanded that the new government come out with a financial package of Rs 10,000 crore for tackling the drought-like situation in the state and went on to suggest the ruling dispensation to raise more debt.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the Centre should provide relief package to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir on the lines of Uttarakhand when the state was ravaged by the flash floods last year.
State Congress on Thursday asked the Raje-led BJP government to revive the relief package including the jobs offered on compassionate ground to next of the kin of the 511 victims from the state in last year's floods in Uttarakhand.
An organisation from Vidarbha, the hot-bed of farmer suicides, has demanded CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Prime Minister`s relief package for the region as pointed out in a recent CAG report.
Terming Orissa govt`s
Rs 900 crore package for farmers affected by unseasonal rains
as `disappointing`, both opposition and treasury bench members asked CM Patnaik to "re-look" at the compensation ratio.
PM, along with UPA Chairperson, pays a day-long visit here tomorrow to take stock of relief and rehabilitation undertaken in the aftermath of flashfloods and is likely to announce a Rs
250-crore package for the victims.
The survivors of the world`s worst industrial tragedy that hit the Madhya Pradesh capital in December 1984 don`t have "much hope" from the new Rs.1,500 crore relief package announced by the government.