CM Thackeray Says All Help Will Be Extended to Flood-Affected Regions of the State

CM Thackeray Says All Help Will Be Extended to Flood-Affected Regions of the State

Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray said that the government will provide all possible assistance to the flood-affected families while adding that the threat of further flooding due to rainfall is still looming. 

The CM was speaking to reporters while visiting the flood-affected villages of Solapur district. Thackeray assured the locals that he was in constant contact with the local authorities since the rainfall began last week. 

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Official data shows that at least 48 people lost their lives as a result of the heavy rains and subsequent flooding in regions like Aurangabad, Pune, and Konkan Divisions. Additionally, crops spanning lakhs of hectares were destroyed.

Thackeray also handed out cheques worth Rs 4 lakh each to 10 women that lost their family members during the course of the flooding. The compensation was provided from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The CM’s Office has said that he will be touring other regions affected by the flood over the next two days.

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Responding to opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis’ comment that the state should stop looking at the Central Government for assistance, Thackeray responded by simply saying, “What is wrong in that?”

“The Centre is not a foreign government. Its job is to look over the country and the states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called me on Friday and assured all assistance from the Centre,” the Chief Minister said.

“There is no need to indulge in politics over flood relief and everyone should come together for the state's welfare,” he added.

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