Central funds not reaching Telangana people: Rijiju

Published: 27th June 2016 05:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2016 05:26 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Continuing BJP’s attack on the TRS government in the state, Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that the funds sanctioned by the Centre are not reaching the people in Telangana.

“The Union government has taken up many schemes and is allocating funds like never before. While funds allotted by the Centre are reaching people in BJP-ruled states, it is not happening in states ruled by other parties. We believe in cooperative federalism and do not want to interfere or encroach into the duties of Telangana government. But I appeal to the Telangana government to ensure that the schemes and funds of the central government reach Telangana people,” he told reporters here on Sunday.

Rijiju urged Telangana people to be alert and track the flow of funds allotted by the Centre and know if they were reaching them. “It is Telangana people who have ownership of the funds given by the Centre. To see whether they are reaching them, they should be alert,” said Kiren.

Expressing grief over the death of eight CRPF men in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Rijiju said that as it had become difficult now to infiltrate into India due to strengthening of security along the borders, terrorists have been resorting to these type of attacks out of desperation.

Rijiju also criticised Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that he had been resorting to theatrics and targeting the prime minister. “We cannot talk and behave like  Kejriwal. Who will govern the nation if we are busy with AAP’s dramatics?” he retorted when asked about AAP MLA’s detention in Delhi.

  Rijiju was in Hyderabad to participate in the Anti Emergency Day. “Young generation today do not know about the problems faced by people during Emergency when all democratic institutions were suppressed. Therefore they should be explained about the Emergency, importance and need of democracy for the nation,” he said.

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