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;Statesman News Service
BHUBANESWAR, 13 JULY: The UPA government and particularly its finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, came in for severe criticism in the Orissa Assembly today with ruling BJD members calling for a unanimous resolution against continued Central apathy and neglect.
Significantly, even the NCP members supported the ruling BJD in denouncing the Central government.
Belligerent ruling members targeted Mr Mukherjee, alleging that he had insulted the state by rejecting its plea for non-refundable flood grants. While Bihar has been exempted from paying back the grants, Orissa, which only received a pitiful Rs 98 crore for the 2008 floods, has …