Narendra Modi offers assistance for quake victims

Narendra Modi has extended sympathy to those affected by the earthquake which shook east and northern parts of the country.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2011, 22:56 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has extended sympathy to those affected by the earthquake which shook east and northern parts of the country on Sunday, and
offered all possible assistance.

"The news of devastating earthquake has given all of us
here a jolt. I express my sympathy for all those who have been
affected," Modi said.

"Gujarat government is ready to extend all possible help. "I have told the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) teams to be at ready, and as and when the
Central government or any state government calls, we will send the teams.

"Gujarat has suffered a worst earthquake and all the
world had then helped us. Now, when other parts of the country
have suffered, Gujarat government and people will try their
best to help," said Modi, who is on 3-day fast here for
harmony in the state.

PTI