VIZIANAGARAM: Rural development and housing minister K Mrunalini here Thursday distributed Rs 2 lakh each to the family members of the deceased in the Chennai building collapse incident. The amount was released by the Tamil Nadu government towards compensation.
Criticising Opposition leader and YSR Congress supremo YS Jaganmohan Reddy for finding fault with the TDP government in this regard, Mrunalini asked him not to politicise the issue by misleading the people and instead, lend a helping hand to the kin of the victims, if possible. Ironically, the YSRC chief was responding to the issue after two long weeks, she wondered.
It may be mentioned here that Jagan, during his two-day visit to the district recently, rapped the state government for not responding to the incident immediately and demanded that a high-level delegation be sent to Tamil Nadu for getting compensation. Within a week, the Andhra Pradesh government gave away `5 lakh compensation each to the families of the deceased, another `50,000 from Apadbandhu scheme and `25,000 for other expenditure. The government also initiated all measures to get compensation from the builder, the minister added.