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Modi govt not cooperating us in flood relief works: Lalu


PATNA: RJD president Lalu Prasad today hit out at the Centre for not taking much interest in providing helps to the flood victims of Bihar.

Prasad made these allegations after holding a meeting with chief minister Nitish Kumar today over prevailing floods situation in the state.

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Prasad’s RJD is a coalition partner in the Kumar-led Grand Alliance government in the state.

“We are committed to the masses and we will arrange the resources on our own to help those marooned whether the Centre cooperated us or not,” Prasad told the media soon after meeting the chief minister today.

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“We discussed the ways and means to further improve the amenities at the flood relief camps,” Prasad was quoted as saying by the PTI, adding “we discussed to make arrangements from the state’s limited resources to compensate the loss suffered by the people in the flood”.

Floods have affected around five million population settled in over 2,000 villages across 12 districts of Bihar, causing a massive destruction to life and property.

According to an official report, floods have claimed 72 lives so far, apart from damaging thousands of homes and destroying standing crops in Bihar.

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