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Flood relief fund row: MP Pratap Simha flays PM Modi critics

Mysuru, October 2:- Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha hit back at those who were speaking against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the inordinate delay in releasing flood relief funds for Karnataka.

“Anyone who spits towards the sky is spitting on his face” and they have no right to criticise PM Modi, the Lok Sabha member said.

He was speaking to media persons in the city on Wednesday.

“People say that Modi didn’t tweet regarding the floods in Karnataka. Then who sent Home Minister Amit Shah to state for the survey? Earlier the MPs were being blamed. Now they have started blaming the Prime Minister. There were 17 BJP MPs from Karnataka last time. This time there are 25 Lok Sabha members from BJP. The BJP leaders had worked well and hence, they were elected by the people as MPs. They keep asking whether the MPs don’t have courage. Using such words to blame is of no use,” Simha said.

Simha also hit back at founder of Yuva Brigade Chakravarthy Sulibele who had questioned the central government and MPs over delay in compensation saying no one can release funds from their pockets and the funds should be given according to the process. He asked those who question the government to visit all the 14 flood hit districts and said the government has already issued a compensation of Rs 10,000 each to the affected families. (KS, NGB)

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