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Declare floods in AP, Karnataka as national calamity: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 21:13

Hyderabad: BJP on Tuesday asked the Centre to
declare the floods, that wreaked havoc in some parts of Andhra
Pradesh and Karnataka, as a "national calamity" and demanded
the relief package of Rs 5,000-crore each to these states.

"It is a time for Centre and State governments to work
together to restore normalcy and provide relief and
rehabilitation to the affected people in flood-hit areas,"
Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who arrived here this
evening after conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit areas,
told reporters.
Naidu undertook aerial survey of flood-hit areas in
Kunrool and Mahabubnagar districts in Andhra Pradesh and
Bellary and Raichur districts in Karnataka.

Referring to situation in flood affected areas in Andhra
Pradesh, he said restoration of drinking water supply, power
and road link are a big task for the government.
The Centre and state governments should work together
to provide temporary housing facilities and food to helpless
flood victims who lost everything, Naidu said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 21:13

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