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PM Promises Centre's Support to Flood-Hit States

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Reuters)

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised Centre's support to five flood-hit states in rescue and relief operations.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised Centre's support to five flood-hit states in rescue and relief operations.

He said Home Minister Rajnath Singh is closely monitoring the situation and has spoken to the chief ministers of UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to take stock of the situation.

"Centre assures total support in the rescue & relief operations. I hope the situation in the affected areas normalises at the earliest," he said in a tweet. "HM @rajnathsinghji is closely monitoring the situation. He has spoken to the CMs & taken stock of rescue & relief operations," he said.

"I pray for the safety & wellbeing of those in areas affected by floods in parts UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan & MP," he tweeted.

The Ganga crossed the danger mark in West Bengal, Bihar and neighbouring districts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, where river Yamuna is also in spate, while heavy rainfall has created a flood-like situation in some parts of Rajasthan where six persons have died so far.

first published:August 22, 2016, 12:59 IST