At least 54 people have been killed and 139 injured in police action while allegedly trying to flee custody or for attacking police personnel since the BJP government, led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, assumed office in May 2021.
Around 2,600 villages, under 75 revenue circles have been affected by the deluge across the state, while 3,05,565 people have taken shelter in 551 relief camps, according to the bulletin.
Sarma's wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, has already filed a Rs 100 crore civil defamation case against Sisodia.
Amid criticism that the Sena dissidents were staying at a luxury hotel in Guwahati even as parts of Assam were grappling with severe floods, Deepak Kesarkar, the spokesperson of the rebel MLAs told PTI, "Shinde has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund as our contribution to their ongoing rescue work. We cannot ignore the plight of people here."
As many as 2.33 lakh have taken shelter in 637 relief camps of Assam, which has been battling floods and landslides for the past two weeks.
The Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with their tributaries are in spate, even as floodwaters started receding from a few areas, they said.
The protestors were detained since they did not have permission to hold a protest but later let off.
The toll due to the flood since mid-May is now 101.
The protestors accused the Assam government, led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, of indulging in “horsetrading”, when the state was in the grip of a devastating flood.
GD Tripathi, chief executive member of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), told indianexpress.com that the situation was improving
With Silchar submerged under water for the last 72 hours, TMC MP Sushmita Dev hit out at CM Himanta Biswa Sarma following the arrival of Eknath Shinde and rebel Sena MLAs in Assam. The CM is "busy poaching MLAs, and putting them up in five-star hotels. This is really bad," Dev said.
Assam floods: In the last 24 hours, all of Silchar — southern Assam’s biggest town and the gateway to the three Barak valley districts — has been submerged in water unlike “ever before in its history”.
As rain continued to batter parts of the state, affecting more than 45 lakh people in 32 districts, Home Minister Amit Shah said an inter-ministerial Central team would be dispatched to assess the damage.
On Sunday, the state’s disaster management authority reported nine more deaths, taking up the total death toll this year to 71.
More than 37,17,800 people have been affected due to floods in 4,462 villages across 30 districts of the state, news agency PTI quoted an ASDMA official as saying.
A release from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that in the past 24 hours, floods and landslides claimed eight more lives, taking up the total death toll this year to 62.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 18 lakh have been affected in 2,893 villages across 28 districts of the state. Several rivers are flowing above the danger mark in Assam, including Brahmaputra, Beki, Manas, Pagladiya, Puthimari and Jiya Bhoroli.
While violent protests have been reported from other states in the past two days, Assam has not witnessed any major protest, barring one in Jorhat on Friday morning.
While four labourers died in a landslide triggered by torrential showers in the capital Guwahati’s Boragaon area early Tuesday, approximately 8,000 people in seven other districts of Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Nalbari, and South Salmara were affected.
The incident happened at around 1 am in the morning, said an official from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
At a press conference, he claimed that while the Assam government procured PPE kits for Rs 600 a piece from other companies, Sarma gave urgent supply orders to the firms of his wife and son's business partners for Rs 990 a piece "taking advantage of the Covid-19 emergency".
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, the CM's wife, refuted the allegations saying did not make a “single penny” out of the supply.
In December 2021, Niraj Das, the prime accused in the lynching of a student leader in Jorhat, had died in a similar fashion — run over by a police vehicle while he was allegedly trying to escape custody.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Habib Mohammad Chowdhury, the Chairman of the Minorities Development Board, said that the move would “benefit” the minorities of Assam, especially in availing government schemes.
The total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood and landslides in Assam has reached 30.