PM Modi expresses anguish over flood situation in Northeast, assures complete assistance

| Updated: Jul 13, 2017 02:29 IST

New Delhi [India], July 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed anguish over the current flood situation in various parts of the Northeastern region and assured all the possible helps to combat the situation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express solidarity with the people of the Northeastern region and asserted that the entire nation stands by the people of the affected region. "I am anguished by the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the Northeast. I share the pain of all those affected by floods. The entire nation stands with the people of Northeast during this time. Centre assures all possible help to normalise the situation," tweeted the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Modi further said that he had spoken to Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu and MoS home Kiren Rijiju in the regard. "I have spoken to Arunachal Pradesh CM @PemaKhanduBJP & other officials both in Delhi & the states on the flood situation," Prime Minister Modi said. "I have also asked my colleague @KirenRijiju to personally supervise the rescue, relief operations & facilitate all possible help needed," he added. Death toll increased to 14 after the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team retrieved another dead body today from Arunachal Pradesh's Papumpare. Earlier on Tuesday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid a visit to Lahorighat of the state's Morigaon district and took stock of the measures that the Water Resources Department has taken so far to control the menace. He directed the department to take immediate steps to contain erosion. Sonowal convened a high-level meeting at the circuit house, Morigaon, and reviewed the situation emanated from flood and erosion in the district. (ANI)