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Assam floods: Amit Shah meets with CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, promises help

Assam floods: Amit Shah meets with CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, promises help

New Delhi: Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, has met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who has assured him of all possible central assistance to deal with the state's flood issue.

Shah added that the Assamese people are supported by the Modi government in these trying times, just as it has always done.

“Due to heavy rain, the people in parts of Assam are braving a flood-like situation. I have spoken to CM Shri @himantabiswa Ji and assured all possible assistance. NDRF teams are already on the ground conducting relief and rescue operations and adequate forces are on standby,” he tweeted.

The flood condition in Assam remained grim on Sunday, with over four lakh people hit by the deluge across nine districts, even though water levels started to recede, an official said.

So far, three persons have lost their lives in this year's first wave of flood in different parts of the state, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) official said.

According to an ASDMA report, over 4,07,700 people are impacted by the deluge in Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Nalbari and Udalguri districts.

With PTI inputs

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