"Only a pathetic UPA government can politicise a natural calamity," the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister wrote in social networking website Twitter.
    
Chouhan also said that the Congress-ruled Maharashtra received Rs 1,200 crore but Madhya Pradesh, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in power, received only Rs 400 crore for hailstorm-affected farmers.
    
Incidentally, the Shivraj and his cabinet colleagues had staged a sit-in protest in Bhopal on March 6 and the BJP had given a statewide shutdown call to protest against the Centre's ‘apathy’ towards the state's farmers affected by natural calamities.
    
The saffron party had also demanded declaration of extensive damage to crops by rain and hailstorm as a ‘national calamity’ and asked for a package of Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre.

(Agencies)

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