Badruddin Ajmal
Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal distributing flood relief among the affected people in Dhubri district. Image credit - Northeast Now

Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal on Monday lambasted the NDA government at Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged discrimination in extending relief funds for Assam floods.

Ajmal, Dhubri Lok Sabha MP and chief of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) on Monday visited various flood affected areas in his constituency.

Ajmal alleged that the Modi government has sanctioned Rs 500 crore for the flood affected people of Gujarat where only two districts have so far been affected by flood.

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But in Assam which has witnessed the havoc of flood affecting people of 30 districts across the state, the NDA government has sanctioned only half of the amount sanctioned to Gujarat.

“People of Assam also voted in favour of Narendra Modi-led NDA government again in 2019,” said Ajmal.

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“But neither the Prime Minister nor the union home minster has time to visit to Assam and share the pain of the flood affected peoples of Assam who are reeling under water for last 15-20 days,” he added.

“During the election campaign, Narendra Modi, Amit Sah and his other cabinet ministers had available time to visit Assam again and again,” said Ajmal.

But at this hour of crisis, when multiple lakhs of population have been forced to take shelter in different relief camps and highlands, the PM and home minister have completed their responsibility by taking stock of the state’s flood situation only over telephone, Ajmal said.

The AIUDF chief also lambasted the state government.

Badruddin Ajmal
Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal visiting flood affected areas in Dhubri district. Image credit – Northeast Now
Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal visiting flood affected areas in Dhubri district. Image credit – Northeast Now

He said the people of Assam have been facing the havoc of flood since the last couple of decades.

But despite it, the state government has never come out with a concrete plan to solve the flood problem caused by the mighty Brahmaputra.

Ajmal demanded that Assam flood be declared as a national disaster.

He assured before the media persons that he would take up the issue in the Parliament in the forthcoming days.

Ajmal visited the South-Salmara Mankachar district of Assam and took stock of the flood affected people of the district and also distributed relief materials among 300 families on behalf of the Ajmal Foundation on Monday.

More than 15 lakhs of people were affected by the recent wave of flood across undivided Dhubri district.

Thousands of inmates have taken shelter in nearly 200 relief camps and highlands across the district.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com

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