Grant Rs 500 crore for Mahamastakabhisheka Festival: H D Deve Gowda to PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda today requested incumbent Narendra Modi to ensure grant of Rs 500 crore for Mahamastakabhisheka Festival in Karnataka, which the Finance Ministry has denied.

Gowda said the Finance Ministry had in a letter denied the grant for the festival.

“We are planning to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also,” he said.

“The state will also have its share, but the Centre should also contribute for a festival that happen ..