Guwahati: In view of the current flood situation in Assam, the prime minister of India on Thursday took to Twitter to state that the Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge.
This comes at a time when the opposition parties in the state allegedly blamed Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for miserably failing to convince the Central Government to release sufficient funds to handle and address the ravaged flood situation.
“Over the last few days, parts of Assam have witnessed flooding due to heavy rainfall. The Central Government is continuously monitoring the situation in Assam and is working closely with the State Government to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge,” wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his official Twitter handle.
PM Modi in a series of tweets said, “Army and NDRF teams are present in the flood-affected areas. They are conducting evacuation operations and assisting those who are affected. The Air Force has conducted over 250 sorties as a part of the evacuation process.”
He also hailed Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ministers of the Assam Government and officials who are working round the clock in the districts and helping those who have suffered.
“I pray for the safety and wellbeing of all those in affected areas and once again assure all possible support,” PM Modi added further.
Meanwhile, CM Sarma reacting to the tweet said, “We’re immensely grateful for your continued concerns over the situation caused by floods, Sir. Your words are quite reassuring. Assam Government, with the support of Central agencies, is working overtime. Grateful for all help from the Central Government.”