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Rajnath assures assistance as Kerala MPs rake up monsoon havoc

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New Delhi | Friday, Aug 10 2018 IST
Congress and CPI-M Members from Kerala P Karunakaran and K C Venugopal on Friday drew attention of the Lok Sabha to the unprecedented rains battering the state and asked for assistance from the Centre.

Speaking during Zero Hour, Mr Karunakaran said Kerala was in a "bad condition" and it was difficult to move people from one place to another. He demanded that Defence Ministry be more pro-active in providing assistance and augmenting relief works.

Mr Venugopal said flash floods and landslip triggered by the South West monsoon had claimed at least 23 lives in Kerala.

''Twenty-three people were killed in flash floods and landslides caused by incessant torrential rains across the state in past 24 hours,'' he said. The shutters of 24 dams have been opened, he stated.

Idukki, parts of northern Kerala and Palakkad district were affected badly from the floods, he said, adding that Wayanad and Malappuram were inundated. As many 30 villages have been affected and airport in Kochi has to be shut down, he said.

He pleaded Home Minister Rajnath Singh, present in the House, to provide special package to the disaster-struck state and also that the services of Coast Guards to help out the people.

Making a brief intervention, the Home Minister said Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju was deputed to take stock of situation in the southern state.

Mr Singh said he would be talking to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and assured that : "All necessary assistance will be provided to the flood ravaged state".

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