Assam floods national calamity: BJP

Terming the Prime Minister’s Rs 500 crore interim relief for flood-affected Assam “too little”,the Opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 5, 2012 12:55:17 am

Terming the Prime Minister’s Rs 500 crore interim relief for flood-affected Assam “too little”,the Opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded that the Centre declare the floods a “national calamity” and provide more relief. “The amount of Rs 500 crore announced by the PM is too little even for relief,not to talk of rehabilitation and reconstruction,” said BJP general secretary in-charge of Assam Vijay Goel,who recently visited the state.

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