New Delhi, Oct 17: Expressing solidarity with people affected by heavy rains in different states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Karnataka and Maharashtra chief ministers and assured them of all possible help from the Centre in rescue and relief works.
"Spoke to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Ji regarding the situation arising due to flooding and heavy rain in parts of the state. My thoughts and prayers are with those sisters and brothers affected. Reiterated Centre’s support in the ongoing rescue and relief work", PM Modi said.
In another tweet, PM Modi said, "Spoke to CM BS Yediyurappa Ji on the rainfall and flood situation in various parts of Karnataka. We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of Karnataka affected by the floods. Assured all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief works that are underway."
The flood situation in many parts of Karnataka worsened due to torrential rains and release of water from the major dams in the state. With North Karnataka being the worst affected, this was the third time floods had hit the region in the last three months. Meanwhile, Yediyurappa held a meeting with district collectors and senior officials of districts affected by heavy rainfall and flood via video conferencing.
According to the reports, in Maharashtra, heavy rains and floods have claimed at least 47 lives in Pune, Aurangabad and Konkan divisions in the last three days while crops on lakhs of hectares were damaged extensively, officials said on Friday. Thackeray had held a meeting on Thursday to take stock by flood situation in Solapur, Osmanabad, Pandharpur and Baramati following heavy rainfall.
Earlier, PM Modi had on Wednesday spoken to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana chief ministers over the flood situation in the two southern states and assured them of all possible help from his government.