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Why should Centre block UAE aid, asks Kerala Minister

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 22 Aug 2018 12:35 PM GMT

Why should Centre block UAE aid, asks Kerala Minister
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Wednesday said he was surprised the Centre was blocking the UAE's financial aid to the flood victims when it had extended only Rs 600 crore so far.

"We asked for Rs 2,000 crore, they (Centre) could give us only Rs 600 crore. I don't know why they should deny some other government's help," Isaac said.

The United Arab Emirates, home to hundreds of thousands of Keralites, announced $100 million for Kerala after the state was hit by the worst flooding in nearly a century, killing some 370 people and causing unprecedented destruction.

Also Read: Centre releases Rs 600 crore aid to flood-hit Kerala

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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