We have been completely ignored in the rail budget: U’khand CM
He alleged that the BJP-led NDA government had ignored the mountain state consecutively for the second year in its rail budget.Updated: Feb 26, 2016 15:58 IST
Chief minister Harish Rawat on Thursday alleged that Uttarakhand had been completely ignored in the Union rail budget.
“We have been completely ignored in the rail budget, which is a matter of concern”, the chief minter said. He alleged that the BJP-led NDA government had ignored the mountain state consecutively for the second year in its rail budget.
“The state got no financial allocation in the (rail) budget for various railway projects despite my repeatedly writing to the rail minister urging him for the budgetary allocations,” Rawat said.
CM’s media in-charge Surendra Kumar said that all the five BJP MPs representing the mountain state should resign.
“Those five BJP MPs have no time for the state as they keep lobbying for a berth in the Union cabinet”, he alleged in a statement.
The BJP has rubbished the allegations. “Their allegations are baseless because a financial allocation of Rs 458 crore has been made for the state in the rail budget,” said BJP spokesperson VS Bisht.
He said financial allocations had also been made for the ongoing railway projects in the state.
First Published: Feb 26, 2016 15:53 IST