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Political row over UAE aid to Kerala
 
Thiruvananthapuram: After the disastrous flood that stranded Kerala, a huge political row has been activated as the Indian Government denied to accept international aid in the name of existing protocol.

The issues between the State and Central government were triggered after the UAE offered Rs 7 billion as a relief fund to Kerala, and the Central government said the money could not be accepted. Meanwhile the Central government had offered Rs 6 billion to Kerala.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Issac have both expressed their concern towards the stand taken by the Central government.

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, state secretary of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist), said the Central government’s stand regarding the donation from the UAE government showed its “revengeful” approach to the state government. If Kerala is not supposed to accept aid or offers from other countries, the Central government should compensate the state with similar amount", he said.


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