Chennai floods: Nitish Kumar expresses concern, Tejaswi to donate first pay

"Where earlier there used to be less rain, it is now witnessing excessive rain, we all are bothered about this," said Nitish Kumar.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: December 2, 2015 8:14 pm
chennai, chennai rains, chennai flood, nitish kumar, tejaswi yadav, chennai news, india news, latest news Nitish Kumar described the heavy rain in Tamil Nadu as “natural disaster” triggered by climate change.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed anxiety over the incessant rain in Tamil Nadu and attributed the natural disaster to climate change even as his deputy, Tejaswi Yadav, announced donating his first salary to the victims of the floods.

Talking to reporters while emerging from state Legislative Assembly, Kumar described the heavy rain in Tamil Nadu as “natural disaster” triggered by climate change.

“Where earlier there used to be less rain, it is now witnessing excessive rain, we all are bothered about this,” he said.

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“Today is December 2 but still winter has not arrived in Bihar unlike in the past,” he said, adding it was an indication of change in climate.

The Bihar CM said feelings of people of Bihar are with citizens of Tamil Nadu in this hour of crisis in the southern state.

Meanwhile, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav announced donating his first month’s salary to victims of rain in Tamil Nadu.

While talking to a section of mediapersons, Tejaswi Yadav appealed to other legislators to generously donate for relief of TN rain victims.

Chennai today turned a virtual island and several coastal areas of Tamil Nadu were marooned by flood waters after unprecedented rains in 100 years pounded the city, its suburbs and neighbouring districts destroying crucial road and rail links, shutting the airport and rendering thousands homeless.

The death toll in the rains that have lashed the city and other parts of state has gone up to 197, officials said.

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  1. Man
    Dec 3, 2015 at 2:41 am
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      Bijan Mohanty
      Dec 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm
      Bihar should reach out to Chennai.
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        Karunakaran
        Dec 6, 2015 at 2:51 am
        Mr Hardik Patel must join forces with Mr hi and/or Mr Nitish Kumar. Mr hi has shown great leadership in recent times, and has provided sincere support to workers. The business community obviously will not like a situation where it does not find ready slaves. For this reason, India must welcome the likes of Mr hi or Mr Nitish Kumat to be their Prime Minister. The work for the next national elections must start now. The current Government headed by the photoshopped black to pink Gujjubhai mann-key man is only about the selfies with the goras, and empty slogans. India has to look after its milions of workers. Empty slogans and selfies do not fill tummies of poor workers. Mr hi and Mr Nitish Kumar are the national leaders for the forthcoming national elections.
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          ah
          Dec 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm
          NITISH KUmar should save Bihar farmers from GM Seed ......................... google "Seeds of Death"
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            madan gupta
            Dec 3, 2015 at 2:33 am
            स्न्ही को एक महीने का वेतन देना चाहिए.
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