Assam flood
Views of flood affected area in Barpeta being rescued. Image credit - UB Photos

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Thursday appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare Assam flood as a national problem and demanded a special package for the state.

“We demand that government should declare flood problem as a national problem,” said AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya in New Delhi.

“We also demand a special package for the flood-affected state of Assam,” he added.

“The PM can visit other flood-hit states and declare special packages, then why can’t he do the same for Assam?” questioned Bhattacharya.

“The Prime Minister said his government always gives special attention to Assam and the Northeast. Where is that special attention! We want that government should seriously look for some special package,” said Bhattacharya.

He was also of the opinion that India should raise the Kurishu dam issue with the Bhutan government.

He also called to scrap every single big dam project in Assam.

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