Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took to Twitter and expressed concern over the catastrophic floods that hit different parts of India due to incessant rains. He also urged Congress works in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Mizoram to help the flood victims in the states.
असम, बिहार, उतर प्रदेश, त्रिपुरा और मिजोरम में बाढ़ से हालात बेकाबू हो गए है। जन-जीवन बुरी तरह प्रभावित हो गया है।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 16, 2019
मैं इन सभी राज्यों के कांग्रेस कार्यकर्ताओं से अपील करता हूं वे आम लोगों के राहत और बचाव कार्य में तत्काल जुटे।
"Flood situations in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Mizoram have gone out of control. Lives have been badly affected. I appeal the Congress workers in these states to immediately join in the relief and rescue operations," Gandhi tweeted.
The situation in Assam deteriorated on Monday as floodwaters submerged 30 of the 33 districts in Assam and death toll increased to 15, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and assured of all assistance from the Centre.
Altogether 42.87 lakh people in 4,157 villages are reeling under the impact of the floods that have submerged 1,53,211 hectares of farm land in 30 districts, according to the daily report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
One death each was reported from Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon and Hailakandi districts, taking the toll to 15 so far, it said.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal briefed the prime minister over phone about the current situation and the relief, rescue and rehabilitation work undertaken by the state government.
Modi assured Sonowal of all assistance from the central government in dealing with the situation, an official said.
The ASDMA report said embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructure have been damaged at various places in Sonitpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Baksa, Dibrugarh, Nalbari, Hojai, Morigaon, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nagaon, Kamrup, Barpeta, Dhubri, Majuli, Karimganj, Sivasagar, Hailakandi and South Salmara districts, officials said.