Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said he is glad that the political tussle of Shiv Sena has reached Assam and helped highlight the flood situation in the Northeastern state.
Sarma has categorically denied any involvement of Assam BJP in the whole episode.
“Our job is to provide security and comfortable stay to anyone who’s come from outside. Tomorrow, even if Congress comes, I will extend the same welcome. I am grateful Shiv Sena came, it;s the reason Assam’s flood was highlighted,” Mr Sarma said.
More than 33 lakh people across 28 out of Assam’s 35 districts have been affected by floods since April this year.
At least 117 people have died in floods and landslides since April this year. About 80 per cent of Silchar, the state’s second largest city, is submerged as people struggle for food and water supply.
The dismal flood situation has prompted residents to question the priorities of the BJP-led state government.
In Guwahati, opposition parties led by the Congress staged a protest against the BJP-led government. They demanded that the Maharashtra MLAs be sent back and the government focus on managing the floods.