New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the central government to immediately release, as a special grant, Rs 5,000 crore towards relief and rehabilitation following the deadly floods in Kerala.
A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the CPI-M said it appreciated the efforts being made by the Kerala government in the relief and rehabilitation work in the wake of the unprecedented floods.
The CPI-M Politburo urged the central government to immediately accede to the demands made by the Chief Minister including the release of at least Rs 5,000 crore towards meting the expenditures on this score.
“The estimated damage is to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore. The CPI-M on its part has collected and sent tens of crore of rupees to the CM’s Relief Fund from all over the country,” it said in a statement.