Centre acts immediately to address Uttarakhand cloudburst: BJP

Damaged houses after a cloudburst hit Singhali area near Pithoragarh. Photo: PTI
Accusing Chief Minister Harish Rawat of levelling unfounded allegations against the Centre, BJP today credited Narendra Modi government with responding to the rain havoc in Uttarakhand with urgency and rushing adequate NDRF teams to the state to control the situation.

Thanking the Centre for acting immediately to address the crisis, Pradesh BJP President Ajay Bhatt said the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh came forward to extend a helping hand to Uttarakhand was "worthy of great praise".

"The Centre spring into action immediately and rushed additional companies of NDRF to affected districts besides galvanising other central agencies to address the situation," Bhatt said.

Four NDRF teams have been kept in reserve to deal with any emergencies. The Centre is in constant touch with the state and ready to lend a helping hand whenever required, he said.

"Earlier, the BJP-led government at the Centre extended a helping hand to the state government when forest fires in state acquired the proportions of a crisis this year," he said.

Criticising the Chief Minister and state unit of ruling Congress for hurling baseless allegations against BJP central leaders and running to them to seek their help in times of a crisis, he asked them not to forget political etiquette.

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