BS Yeddyurappa takes stock of flood situation, says situation is very bad

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa assessed the flood-hit areas of the state. He said the situation is very bad. Loss of over Rs. 50,000 crores has been estimated.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have also conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts.  

Karnataka has seen the loss of lives of around 48 individuals. Heavy rains and floods have devastated the areas.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today visited Helgatti area to review the rescue situation. From here, speaking to the media, he announced that he has requested the government to release 10,000 crores for relief work. The Chief Minister also apprised media persons that he will be meeting Home Minister Amit Shah on 16th August for asking the funds and giving him the detailed report on floods.

He also said that he will meet local MLAs and administration to discuss the matter.

Due to the flood crisis, Yeddyurappa has also postponed his plans of cabinet expansion. He said that the Home Minister has directed him to focus on flood relief measures. Therefore now the cabinet expansion decision is slated to for 16th August.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD-S (Janata Dal-Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has demanded Rs. 5000 crores from Prime Minister as interim relief for flood-ravaged Karnataka.

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