GUWAHATI, July 16 - The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Assam today demanded of the State government as well as the Central government to announce a financial package and to provide financial relief to all the people affected by flood in Assam.
�All around the State, floods have created a terrible situation. The government did not properly repair or construct embankments in due course of time for which 20 embankments broke away and floods have engulfed new areas in the State. Around 15 lakh people have been directly affected and their properties damaged by the floods,� convenor of AAP�s Assam unit Dr Bhaben Choudhury said in a press statement.
�Many families have been rendered homeless due to erosion by Brahmaputra and its tributaries and these families are now forced to take shelter on embankments and national highways,� he added.
Members of AAP�s Assam unit have arranged relief in most of the districts affected by flood.
�Moreover, Chief Minister of Delhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has expressed concern over the current flood situation in Assam after the State unit informed him about it. He has urged all party volunteers to provide suitable relief to the flood-affected people of Assam,� Dr Choudhury further said.
AASU demand: The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today demanded of the State government to provide adequate compensation to the flood-affected people of the State apart from making arrangements for their proper rehabilitation.
The students� body alleged that the dilapidated condition of the embankments across the State was responsible for the worsening flood situation.
�As lakhs of people are badly affected by the floods, it is the responsibility of the State government to provide adequate assistance to the affected people who have taken shelter in relief camps. Moreover, proper sanitization of such camps is a must to prevent the outbreak of malaria, dengue, etc.,� it added.
It also demanded a one-time aid to the families of people who died in floods this year.