While Keezhadi, a traditional archaeological site dating back to the Sangam Age, was known for its historical significance and made its presence felt on the global map, the Centre is trying to belittle its potential, Madurai MP Su Venkatesan said on Sunday.
Further, the MP said the Centre had no consideration for people of Tamil Nadu. During the Union Budget 2020-21, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, 10 rail projects were announced, but allocating just Rs1,000 to each project. Over the last 10 years, funds to the tune of Rs12,000 crore were earmarked for the railway projects in Tamil Nadu. But, it’s very unfortunate this time. However, funds to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore were announced for new projects under the limits of Northern Railway headquartered at Uttar Pradesh during the budget.
Further, the MP said in terms of GST payments, Tamil Nadu was the highest contributor among other states in India. Despite such achievement, the Centre is ignoring Tamil Nadu.