Terming the Centre's special package for Bundelkhand as insufficient, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday shot off a letter to the Prime Minister demanding special area incentive package for the region.
"The Centre has sanctioned an additional central assistance of only Rs 1,595 crore for Bundelkhand for three years, which is insufficient, as UP will get less than Rs 550 crore every year," Mayawati said in her letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
She claimed that the remaining amount would be made available through conversion from the central schemes, which were already being implemented.
"The people of Bundelkhand are disappointed with the meagre assistance announced by the Centre," she said.
The CM had requested the PM to direct the Planning Commission to arrange enough resources for all-round development of Bundelkhand region.
Mayawati had earlier requested the Centre to sanction a Rs 80,000 crore special package for the development of the Bundelkhand region and also met the PM in this regard.
"Against the special package announced by the state, the Centre on November 20 announced a package of only Rs 7,266 crore for a period of three years for Bundelkhand region covered in UP and MP. Of this UP will get only Rs 550 crore annually," she said.