GUWAHATI, Sept 3 - Senior BJP leader and MP Bijoya Chakravarty has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction adequate funds to Assam so that the state presently reeling under flood can tide over the crisis. The MP has also appealed to the Prime Minister to visit the state at this hour of crisis and send a high level team to assess the damages incurred by the state in terms of life and property.
Chakravarty has submitted a letter to the Prime Minister describing the woes of the flood affected people and has requested Narendra Modi to provide the necessary assistance to Assam at the earliest so that lives can be saved.
�The flood situation in Assam has worsened with the number of people affected rising to nearly 15 lakh. The death toll too has increased. The number of affected may go up due to the incessant rains and the rising water level of many rivers,� said Chakravarty in her letter mentioning that flood and erosion has posed a threat to many villages.
�Erosion has become a serious issue and in many places people are facing starvation and health hazards due to shortage of foods, medicines and other essential commodities,� said Chakravarty slamming the Tarun Gogoi government for its alleged apathy to the pathetic condition of thousands of people affected by flood. She said that the Assam government has no time to undertake adequate relief measures as it is busy with blame game.
�The Assam government has little time to deal with the alarming flood situation as it is engaged in the mud slinging upon the Union government,� said Chakravarty.