The Congress on Saturday said the announcement of Rs 80,000 crore package by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “mere eyewash and a political gimmick to appease his coalition partner” in Jammu and Kashmir.


Claiming that the PM’s package lacked clarity, the state unit of the party said only Rs 8,000 crore of the total amount was earmarked for humanitarian relief and rehabilitation of the flood-affected.

“The Prime Minister has let down the people of J&K in every respect by announcing ambiguous package. Rs 8,000 crore relief package against Rs 44,000 crore, submitted by the previous state government, is a cruel joke.

It amounts to adding salt to injuries of the flood victims,” Pradesh Congress Committee president G A Mir said in Srinagar.[Indian Express]

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