Treasury ministers were dubbed a “parcel of rogues” during clashes in Holyrood over Tay Cities Deal funding.
Shona Robison, the Dundee East MSP, said the SNP will keep badgering the UK Government until it increases its contribution to the investment package.
The Scottish Conservatives hit back saying most of the extra £50m from the SNP administration is for a project they already planned to deliver outwith the deal.
In a Holyrood debate on Tuesday, the SNP’s Ms Robison said: “We still await the UK Government to match that £50m, something that they will be constantly reminded of until they do so.”
The £700m city region deal for Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and parts of Fife includes cash for transport links, research facilities, cultural centres and industry hubs.
It is hoped it will be worth 6,000 jobs to the area over the next 10-15 years.
Both administrations stumped up £150m each, with a further £50m injection from the Scottish Government, about 80% of which is for the Cross Tay Link Road.
Bill Bowman, a Tory MSP for the North East, said the vast majority of that funding should have gone to help Dundee cope with the Michelin closure, with the Perth bridge financed through existing devolved budgets.
“Considering the SNP had already planned this road project – regardless of the city deal money – they cannot claim to be disappointed the UK Government have not given them extra funds, when the SNP themselves should be finding funding to deal with the Michelin closure,” Mr Bowman said.
The heads of terms agreement that set out which projects benefits from the TCD was finally published in November.
They include a new Cyber Security Centre of Excellence and an International Barley Hub at the Invergowrie-based James Hutton Institute.
Cash is also going to upgrade Dundee Airport and the Eden Campus at St Andrews University, as well as investment in developing skills among the area’s workforce.
Jenny Gilruth, the Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP for the SNP, said the UK Government has come up short in Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness by a total of £382m for city deal funding.
“A partnership of equals? More like a parcel of rogues,” she said, referencing Robert Burns.
The UK Government has said it only releases taxpayer cash to projects that have a strong business case.
Alex Rowley, a Labour MSP in Fife, said not including the Levenmouth Rail Link in the Edinburgh City Deal, which includes swathes of the kingdom, was “baffling”.
Business Minister Jamie Hepburn said Transport Scotland is working with the rail campaign to investigate the re-opening the link.