Guwahati, June 25 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday called up Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of the flood situation in the state.
Shah assured Sarma all kinds of assistance to deal with the flood.
Taking to Twitter, Amit Shah wrote, “Due to heavy rain, the people in parts of Assam are braving a flood-like situation. I have spoken to CM Shri @himantabiswa Ji and assured all possible assistance. NDRF teams are already on the ground conducting relief and rescue operations and adequate forces are on standby.”
“The Modi government stands firm as it has always been with the people of Assam in these difficult times,” Shah added.
Responding to Shah’s tweet, Sarma posted on the micro-blogging site, “Gratitude Hon’ble Home Minister for your proactive response & concern regarding the flood situation in Assam. The Assam Government is on high alert and providing all assistance to the affected persons.”
The Assam Chief Minister also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Centre’s assistance.
He wrote, “We are grateful to Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji for all the help to the state from Government of India.”
Assam has been badly hit by the first spell of flood this year that has affected over four lakhs people according to the State Disaster Management Authority’s latest report. Three persons died due to the flood in the state.