Both Jayalalitha and Chandrababu Naidu wrote to PM Modi on the same day asking for Central assistance in the wake of floods in their respective states.
Modi immediately sanctioned Rs 1800 crore to Tamil Nadu which had asked in excess of Rs 5000 crore. But the file of AP which has asked for around Rs 4000 crore was kept pending.
An angry Chandrababu had Sujana Chowdary take up the matter with the Union Finance Ministry which then released Rs 700 crore. But Naidu’s joy was short-lived.
Apparently, the Center has released Rs 350 crore as ‘backward region development package’ and the remaining Rs 350 crore for ‘Polavaram project’. That means, it hasn’t given anything for flood relief.
It is by now very much clear that Naidu carries absolutely no credibility with the NDA government. They just don’t trust him as can be evidenced by the treatment meted out to him repeatedly.