Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday asked the Centre to release money to states from the PM Cares Fund and also clear GST dues to help them deal with the coronavirus situation.
Raut further said all states were doing their best to deal with the pandemic.
It's not that opposition ruled states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi were doing bad, and only BJP-led NDA states were excelling in the fight, he added.
"We should not be pointing fingers at each other," he said, and stressed that the Shiv Sena has been been maintaining that the battle against COVID has to be fought under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He charged that from September 1 onwards, the Centre has stopped supplies of medical equipment like PPE Kits and masks, putting an additional burden of Rs 350 crore on the Maharashtra government.
If the Centre wants the states to fight the COVID battle on their own, it should clear all GST dues, he demanded.
The PM Cares Fund too is for all states, and money should be released to them, he said.