New Delhi: Delhi’s AAP government has complained against Centre’s bias against the Delhi government as it has not allocated a single rupee for Delhi. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has written a letter to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying that it has been unfortunate that they have not been given a single rupee by the Centre, which has come across as a “huge shock and disappointment” to the Delhi government. Also Read - Corona Vaccine Latest News: Does Govt Have 80K Cr to Buy & Distribute Vaccine, Asks Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla
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The ministry has released Rs 11,092 crore under the state disaster response mitigation fund to 27 states and Rs 6,195 crore to 15 states on account of revenue deficit grant under the 15th finance commission recommendation. But not any of these funds are meant for Delhi.
The Delhi government, in pursuance of the Centre’s direction, is providing food to around 6.5 lakh people twice a day. Also, it has been providing rations to 73 lakh ration cardholders and an additional 10 lakh people who do not have these cards, he added.
“On behalf of the people of Delhi, I hereby request you to allocate Delhi’s due share of funds to fight the worst disease mankind has seen. I hope you will consider our request for the immediate release of the fund in the public interest,” Sisodia said.