‘An empty, decorative speech’

The CPI-M on Tuesday criticised BJP president Amit Shah for delivering an “empty, decorative” speech during his visit to the State on Monday.

In a statement issued after the party’s State executive meeting, State secretary K. Balakrishnan said that Mr. Shah was attempting to deceive the people by listing funds released by the Union government for Tamil Nadu.

Criticising the BJP for the “step-motherly treatment” meted out to the State, Mr. Balakrishnan said that the NDA government had done nothing to improve the financial situation of the State government. The CPI(M) also pointed out that AIIMS in Madurai had not received any funding yet.

The CPI(M) also criticised Mr. Shah for bringing up Finance Commission allocations, saying that the decision of the 15th Finance Commission to use 2011 Census data instead of the 1971 one will unfavourably affect States like Tamil Nadu.

The CPI-M also expressed happiness at the Madras High Court verdict that directed the CBSE to grant additional marks to students who took the NEET in Tamil. It said a grave injustice had been rectified.

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