DMK extends full support to ruling AIADMK for relief measures

In a show of solidarity, arch rival DMK on Monday extended full support towards relief and rehabilitation efforts undertaken by ruling AIADMK in rain ravaged Tamil Nadu and also launched two helplines for the people.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

Chennai: In a show of solidarity, arch rival DMK on Monday extended full support towards relief and rehabilitation efforts undertaken by ruling AIADMK in rain ravaged Tamil Nadu and also launched two helplines for the people.

DMK President M Karunanidhi said his party would support the government's relief and rehabilitation efforts "in this critical situation".

He announced that people affected by floods could contact the DMK headquarters on 044-24320280 or 7810878108.

"Similarly, DMK district officers can also be contacted for assistance," he said in a statement, adding that party workers would whole-heartedly involve themselves in relief work.

As many as 71 persons have lost their lives in rain-related incidents so far in the state since the onset of the North East monsoon in October end.

Tamil Nadu will witness Assembly polls in April-May next year.