Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s obsession with Gujarat may prove to counter productive both for him and for India. It seems PM Modi is acting like the “Prime Minister of Gujarat”. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited flood affected parts of Gujarat, which is also his home state and announced a relief package of Rs 500 crore for the state.
Also from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, he declared Rs 2 lakh to the family of those killed due to floods and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured.
The PM tweeted: “Everything possible will be done to help the farmers, who suffer immensely due to floods. While reviewing the situation, I could see the Government of Gujarat responded to the flood situation quite swiftly.”
He further praised the courage of the people of Gujarat, “The people of Gujarat are blessed with a strong spirit of resilience. These floods will not impact the development journey of Gujarat.”
Flood Situation In Assam
Meanwhile, in Assam, 60,000 people are affected in districts such as Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Biswanath, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Morigaon, Golaghat and Nagaon due to floods. The total number of people losing their lives stands at 77.
There is an inter-ministerial team in Assam for the ground zero assessment of the flood situation but the central government has failed to provide the required support or assistance to the state.
Dear Modi Ji what about the announcement for the recent flood victims in Barak Valley Regions of Assam?
Have you got any 4 Assam??
— abdul hashim (@hashimabdul24) July 25, 2017
PM. Modi visited flood affected Gujarat but didn't bother to visit Assam. He forgot that he is PM of India not CM of Gujarat
— Kya Milega ? (@Kya_Milega) July 26, 2017
narendra modi prime minister: Sir, pl visit Assam Flood affected Area
— Awadhesh Shah (@shah_awadhesh) July 26, 2017
— atanu bhuyan (@atanubhuyan) July 25, 2017
Many states incl odisha,Assam is going through severe flood condition but modi choose Guj
Equality for Eastern states?? Anyone pls
— Raghunath Sahoo?? (@sahoo_raghunath) July 25, 2017
PM goes for aerial survey in Guj
These days Assam was flood effected Modi was busy,
Still he thinks he is CM of Guj I guess.#GujaratFloods
— Dr.YUSUF A.ATHANI (@Neta2lead) July 25, 2017
According to the reports, the Assam government seeks Rs. 2,939 as an interim assistance from the Modi’s government to deal with the destruction or damage caused by floods.