PM Modi speaks to Nitish Kumar over flood situation; assures monitoring

| Updated: Aug 14, 2017 19:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the phone regarding the flood situation in Bihar. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) took to Twitter saying that, "PM @narendramodi has spoken to Bihar CM @NitishKumar regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@narendramodi</a> has spoken to Bihar CM <a href="https://twitter.com/NitishKumar">@NitishKumar</a> regarding the flood situation in parts of the state.</p>&mdash; PMO India (@PMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/896994091463917569">August 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Prime Minister Modi also expressed his grief for the affected people and assured that the situation is being monitored. "My thoughts are with all those affected by floods in parts of Bihar. The situation is being monitored closely". <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My thoughts are with all those affected by floods in parts of Bihar. The situation is being monitored closely: PM <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@narendramodi</a></p>&mdash; PMO India (@PMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/896994185793880064">August 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Further giving assurance, Prime Minister Modi said, that teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are in Bihar for rescue and relief work. "Centre assures all support to Bihar government to mitigate the flood situation. Teams of @NDRFHQ are in Bihar for rescue and relief work." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Centre assures all support to Bihar government to mitigate the flood situation. Teams of <a href="https://twitter.com/NDRFHQ">@NDRFHQ</a> are in Bihar for rescue and relief work: PM</p>&mdash; PMO India (@PMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/896994323794862082">August 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier in the day, three columns of Army were deployed in flood-hit Katihar district for the relief and rescue operation. The central help came after Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar sought help of the Army and Air Force as the flood situation worsened in the state. Overflowing rivers from Nepal have played a major spoilsport in four northeastern districts - Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia and Katihar. Supaul, Saharsa, Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Khagaria, Darbhanga and Madhepura districts are the other districts which have been affected by floods. Lakhs of people have been affected in these districts. (ANI)

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