Bengaluru: North Karnataka has been battered by floods. Even as the victims continue to suffer, politics over the issue has already begun. The latest accusation is by the Karnataka Congress which has accused the Centre of step-motherly treatment to the state.


Not just that, the Congress also termed the chief minister a “hypocrite” as he was unable to convince the Prime Minister in releasing an interim fund to deal with the crisis in the state.


Chief minister BS Yediyurappa, along with other state leaders, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (August 16) to apprise him of the mess North Karnataka is in and sought funds of Rs 10,000 crore. Further, he also sought an interim fund of Rs 2000 crore be released. But the Prime Minister is reported to have told him to wait as the Centre would send a team to analyse the losses.

The chief minister also met Union home minister Amit Shah and sought an urgent disbursement to deal with the crisis on Sunday (August 17).

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Amit Shah had visited the flood-hit areas last week but refrained from announcing any package.

Reacting to the allegations, Chandrashekar, a BJP spokesperson said, “Chief minister BS Yeddiyurappa has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah. They have promised action. The army was also sent to assist the flood victims. The SDRF and NDRF are also working tirelessly. We do know that the damage caused is humongous. We will certainly get relief soon. The Congress has no responsibility and resorts to criticisms with no justification. When the Congress and the JD(S) combine ruled Karnataka, they had no vision or plan to take the state forward.”

He also added that the teams from the Centre would visit the state soon and estimate the losses.