Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “negative approach” on the needs of the state, which is slowly picking up pieces after a devastating flood in August.
“I fail to understand why the Centre and the Prime Minister has taken such a negative approach to our needs. When I had met him (Modi), he was very considerate. I told him that the state’s ministers were trying to meet the Kerala diaspora settled abroad for help,”
Vijayan told reporters here after returning from an official tour of the United Arab Emirates. “At that time, Modi reminded me that he had done a similar exercise when the earthquake struck his state and the Gujarati diaspora came forward to help.” (IANS)