Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday expressed deep grief over the loss of lives due to the incidents caused by incessant rainfall in various parts of North India.
“Death of several people due to excessive rains in the states of North India is sad and painful,” Kharge wrote in a tweet.
The Congress chief also informed that he spoke to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and inquired about the situation in the Himalayan state caused by heavy downpours.
“Relief operations have picked up pace in the state, and all efforts are being made to evacuate the people of the rain-hit areas to safety, despite the inclement weather. SDRF and NDRF teams are doing this work,” Kharge said.
Adequate compensation will be given to the victims, and all possible help will be given to compensate for the loss of life and property, he informed.
Kharge also urged the Centre to make available an additional relief amount from the PM CARES Fund for Himachal Pradesh and other states.
Our thoughts are with those affected during this difficult time, he added.