Karnataka: CM BS Yediyurappa seeks funds from PM for development of state

ANI Tumakuru, Karnataka, India Jan 02, 2020, 06.17 PM(IST)

File photo: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa. Photograph:( ANI )

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As many as 40 lakh families were affected by floods in August last year and 22 districts were severely affected.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release Rs 50,000 crore for development of the state which was recently affected by floods.

"I request Prime Minister to release more funds for the state and seek Rs 50,000 crore for the development of the state as it was recently affected by severe floods," Yediyurappa said while addressing the event here," he said.

The Chief Minister said he has raised the demands earlier too. As many as 40 lakh families were affected by floods in August last year and 22 districts were severely affected.