JD(U) MP Ram Nath Thakur gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha to declare Bihar Floods as ‘natural calamity’

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Janata Dal (United) Member of Parliament Ram Nath Thakur on Friday has given a Zero hour Notice in Rajya Sabha to ‘declare floods in Bihar as a national calamity’.

Heavy rainfall has led to flood situation in states like Assam and Bihar where lakh of people are affected with the deluge. Over hundreds of National Disaster Management Teams have been deployed in the flood-affected areas of the North-Eastern states and other states like Bihar.

If government records believed over 25 lakh people have been affected by the flood in the state that spread over 12 districts. According to Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar, at least 33 people have lost their lives due to floods all over the state.

Earlier, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi has asked PM Narendra Modi to declare the Bihar Flood as a national calamity.

Earlier on Thursday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), MP Manoj Jha gave a Zero Hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over the issue of floods across the state and country.

In the meantime, Congress MP, Husain Dalwai gave a Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over Mumbai Building Collapse, that has claimed lives of 14 people. While Congress MP Chaya Verma has given notice over increasing death over malnutrition.

The Zero House of the Rajya Sabha refers to the time immediately following the Question Hour, where Parliamentarians can raise issues of great importance without the mandatory 10 days advance notice.

The Session of the Upper House of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha, started from June 20 and will continue till July 26.

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