Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of apathy towards flood-affected states and said the government had not released core funds to fund flood management projects in 17 states. could have prevented the tragedy.
The allegation was made when Interior Minister Amit Shah conducted an aerial survey in the flood-prone city of Karnataka. Congress spokesman Jaiveer Shergill said the government did not understand the seriousness of the situation and was in the process of "photo-opting".
"Unfortunately, the central government has shown an insensitive, nonchalant and partisan attitude. According to the 2017 CAG report on "Flood Control Systems", projects could not be completed due to a 60% "deficit" in central funding, he said. declared at a press conference.
He also criticized Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for distributing food parcels containing his photographs showing insensitivity, Congress said. "The Prime Minister should provide the necessary assistance to Kerala and avoid favoritism policies. In Karnataka, the Minister of the Interior, instead of conducting "air investigations", should respond to the immediate request of the state government to obtain 3,000 crores of rupees, "said Shergill.
Congress demanded that the floods be declared a national calamity and that funds be released immediately, at the request of state governments.