Kavitha lashes out at Centre

Kavitha lashes out at Centre
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TRS Member of Parliament K Kavitha, here on Thursday took a dig at the Centre for neglecting the interests of the newly formed Telangana State. Pointing out that the state government\'s request for hiking the FRBM share was still pending; she said the Centre had so far allocated only Rs 450 crore to the backward districts of Telangana.

New Delhi: TRS Member of Parliament K Kavitha, here on Thursday took a dig at the Centre for neglecting the interests of the newly formed Telangana State. Pointing out that the state government's request for hiking the FRBM share was still pending; she said the Centre had so far allocated only Rs 450 crore to the backward districts of Telangana.

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Taking part in a debate here on Thursday in the Lok Sabha, she said though some measures like hiking the allocation for mid-day meals and MGNREGA scheme were welcome, more beneficiaries should be brought under the Mudra Bank scheme to help the poor.

Though the Centre had promised all help for start-ups in the country, in reality it was not being done, she said. Referring to the 6 per cent tax on internet advertisements, Kavitha sought to know -how would a start up benefit from such taxation.
New states like Telangana would do well with the help from the Centre that could hike the FRBM limits as sought by the two Telugu States she reiterated.

Kavitha sought to know why was there a delay in implementing One Rank, One Pension scheme for the armed forces as promised. Highlighting the sacrifices made by the soldiers in defending the nation's borders and the supreme sacrifice they were prepared to make, she said it was the basic and minimal duty of the Centre to take care of the needs of such soldiers.

Urging the Centre to constitute a national disaster response fund as it could go a long way in coming to the aid of cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai, she said it was imperative on part of the Centre to do so. Similarly, the promise of bringing an Indian Financial Code was also kept on backburner;

she said it was unfortunate that a government elected with full majority was unable and hesitant to bring in the reforms it promised to the nation. The lot of farmers had to be improved and mere announcements would not help them, she said seeking 100 per cent commitment.

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