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Karna Cong chief questions Sitharaman's contribution to state

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Accusing the Centre of doing "injustice" to on a host of issues, State Pradesh today questioned Defence Minister Sitharaman's contribution to the state.

Rao, who has also written a letter to Sitharaman, who isa member from Karnataka, alleged that she has "failed" in protecting the interests of the state.

"...the state has a lot of expectations from you, but when the Centre is doing injustice to the state repeatedly, you have completely failed in getting justice," said while speaking about his letter to the union minister.

Speaking to reporters here, he said "I can say that you (Sitharaman) have failed in protecting the interest of the state, because whatever issues you take, south andthat too is facing problem."

He cited various instances of alleged "injustice" such as shifting of from to Uttar Pradesh, treatment meted out to HAL in Rafale deal and talks about shifting 2019 outside Bengaluru and questioned her contribution to Karnataka as RS member.

"I'm not able to understand...what is your contribution as member to Karnataka? If you had got any new programmes to the state, it would have been good.

But you haven't got any, and you have kept quiet even whenthings that were with us were taken away, and did not do anything," he said.

Amid reports that may be shifted to Lucknow, Sitharaman during her recent visit to the city had said "we have not made any announcements as yet."

She had also said many states have asked for show to be conducted in their states.

for her alleged silenceon issues concerning Karnataka, said "If you can't givesuch small protection to us, how will you do justice as thethe Defence Minister of the country?"

"Think about it and take appropriate decision on the issues raised and get justice to the state," he added.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 18:35 IST