GUWAHATI, Aug 20 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on behalf of the people of Assam, has expressed profound grief and sorrow at the unprecedented floods that affected Kerala causing heavy loss of lives and damage to crops, houses, cattle and property. In view of the catastrophic flood, Chief Minister Sonowal already announced a financial aid of Rs 3 crore.
In a statement today, Sonowal said, �Looking into the large-scale devastation caused by the flood, our contribution might look meagre. However, we sincerely realise the intense suffering caused to the people and the mammoth task of rehabilitation that the state faces. We can very well internalise the pain perpetrated by the flood on the people of Kerala as the people of Assam face such kind of fury every year. Seeing the deluge and the sufferings of the people of Kerala, the soreness of the people of Majuli, the largest river island comes to my mind and I pledge to share the sufferings of my brothers and sisters in Kerala as I do with the brothers and sisters back home in Assam.�