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PM vows relief for Gujarat’s flood-affected people

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Published : Jul 27, 2017, 12:31 am IST
Updated : Jul 27, 2017, 6:03 am IST

The meeting of the BJP leaders was coordinated by parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar.

A woman, air-lifted from a flooded farm, gets down from an Air Force helicopter at an airport in Deesa, Gujarat. (Photo: AP)
 A woman, air-lifted from a flooded farm, gets down from an Air Force helicopter at an airport in Deesa, Gujarat. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked BJP MPs from Gujarat to play an active role in providing relief to flood-hit people in the state and asserted the Centre was committed to helping the affected.

A day after the Prime Minister undertook an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Gujarat, he addressed the MPs at a meeting where BJP president Amit Shah, finance minister Arun Jaitley and party veteran L.K. Advani were also present.

The meeting of the BJP leaders was coordinated by parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar.

Mr Modi said the people of Gujarat were “patiently facing” the situation, and asked the MPs to play an active role in providing relief to them, an official statement said.

MPs of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Andaman and Nicobar islands were also invited to the meet.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Mr Modi asked the MPs to take out “sankalp yatras” from August 15 to August 30.

The Prime Minister  also assured the people about the progress made by the country. He urged the MPs to spread the message of development-oriented initiatives taken by the government.

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