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HD Deve Gowda writes to PM, asks for Rs. 5000 Crores as interim relief for Karnataka floods

In a bid to help citizens, Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD-S (Janata Dal-Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has requested the Modi government to provide relief to Karnataka flood situation.

In his letter, he has demanded Rs. 5000 crores from Prime Minister as interim relief for flood-ravaged Karnataka.

Earlier he had also requested Prime Minister to take stock of the situation and declare the floods in Karnataka as a “National disaster” of severe nature.

Currently, BS Yedyurappa is keeping a keen eye on the flood situation. On Saturday, He undertook aerial surveillance with Home Minister Amit Shah to assess the ground situation of flood-affected districts.

Flood and heavy rains have created a tough situation in several districts in the North, coastal and Malnad region of the state. Official estimates have said that as many as tens of thousands of people have been affected by the disaster. The death toll due to floods is said to have peaked at 40. Even wildlife beings have been left stranded at the mercy of nature’s fury.

Expressing solidarity with the common citizens of the state, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa also deferred his cabinet expansion to a later date in the wake of floods in the state.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) in this regard, issued a red alert as heavy rain is expected to hit coastal, central and southern regions of the state in the upcoming 4 days. Coastal regions such as Dakshin Kannada and Udupi are expected to be worst hit.

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