Bengaluru: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Monday criticized PM Narendra Modi adding that the latter had turned ‘blind and deaf’ for Karnataka noting that he has failed to announce financial aid to the state in the wake of floods and natural disaster that has hit the state.

“PM Modi has turned blind and deaf towards issues people of Karnataka are facing due to disastrous floods recently” Siddaramaiah said while speaking to reporter in Badami during his visit to meet flood victims in North Karnataka.

He further took a dig at CM Yediyurappa stating that the BJP CM is scared of PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and hence had failed to get aid from the centre for the state in the times of distress.

“Yediyurappa’s meeting with PM has not been of any help for the state. The centre has failed to announce aid to the state even after Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have visited the state to survey the loss incurred due to floods” Siddaramaiah said.

Calling the BJP government in the state as ‘One man show’ Siddaramaiah further criticised Yediyurappa for running government without cabinet and council of ministers.

Recalling how UPA Government under Manmohan Singh had announced a relief of Rs. 1,600 crores for the state in 2009, Siddaramaiah called upon Yediyurappa to submit a written report of estimated loss incurred due to floods in the state which was yet to be done.

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New Delhi: The death toll in the northeast Delhi communal riots reached 38 on Thursday, according to senior officials.

The death count at GTB Hospital has risen to 34.

Till Wednesday night, the total count of casualties had stood at 27, 25 of those at GTB Hospital in Dilshad Garden.

"Over 215 riot victims have been brought to our hospital and treated since February 24. However, at present only 51 patients are admitted. The condition of almost all patients are stable except one," Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital Sunil Kumar said.

Since February 24, 25 victims have been brought dead at GTB Hospital and nine have died during treatment, he said.

One person was declared brought dead by doctors, while another had died during treatment at the LNJP Hospital on Wednesday.

"One more death at LNJP Hospital was recorded on Thursday. One fatality was reported at Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital on Thursday, taking the total death toll to 38," a senior official said.

Over 50 patients have been provided treatment at the LNJP Hospital since the violence broke out on Sunday in various parts of northeast Delhi, officials at the hospital said.

Post-mortem have been conducted on nearly 15 victims, officials said.