New Delhi (Agencies): BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "rise above partisan considerations" and give adequate financial assistance to Madhya Pradesh where farmers are suffering due to crop failure caused by frost.

"It is highly unfortunate that the Centre chose to ignore the demands officially placed by a chief minister and announced a token relief through political emissaries to placate state Congress party president for narrow political considerations," Gadkari said in a letter to Singh.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has demanded Rs 2,442 crore from the Centre to help the affected farmers. The state government has also demanded postponement of the bank loan recovery of public service undertaking banks and inclusion of farmer as a unit in the crop insurance scheme.

The state has claimed the total loss is to the tune of Rs 7,600 crore.

In his letter, Gadkari has appealed to the Prime Minister to rise above partisan considerations and avoid discrimination against BJP ruled states.

"We take strong exception to such political gimmicks at the level of the Prime Minister's office. The BJP takes serious note of this unprecedented attitude of the Central government which is against all norms of healthy centre-state relations," Gadkari said.