Congress criticises PM Modi for not visiting flood-hit Assam

Guwahati: The Congress on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting the state during the crisis, while appealing to party workers to help people affected by the devastating floods in Assam. All India Congress Committee general secretary Jitendra Singh also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state for “failing” to fulfil its promises to control the annual floods.

Singh said, “During the Congress government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came and visited the flood-affected areas and extended all possible help from the central government. But unfortunately, no central minister of the NDA government has visited Assam till now.” Singh is also in-charge of Assam.

He said, “It is highly condemnable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi can visit Assam several times for election campaigns but cannot find time to visit during the devastating floods in the state.” In a letter addressed to all Congress workers and leaders of Assam, he said that the state is facing unprecedented floods, almost all districts are affected by it, causing great trouble to the people and damage to property. He said, “We have seen that the Assam government has not been able to work as per expectations. The promises made by the government to the people of Assam for flood control have failed.”

Singh said, “I request our state Congress committee president, Congress legislative party leader, MPs, MLAs and senior leaders to visit their respective flood-affected areas and provide financial or other help.” The flood situation in Assam worsened on Tuesday with three more people losing their lives. 11.3 lakh people in 23 districts of the state are affected by the floods. The total number of people who lost their lives due to floods, landslides and storms in the state this year has risen to 48.

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