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Rajnath reviews flood situation with UP, Bihar CMs

Posted on Aug 19 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 19 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday spoke to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Chief Ministers Akhilesh Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi to review the flood situation in the two states and assured them full central assistance.

Home ministry officials said that Rajnath Singh directed the national executive committee on disaster management to closely monitor the flood situation.

"The home minister assured full central assistance to the flood-affected states in the country," an official said.

He said that the national executive committee on disaster management was assisting flood affected states in their relief and rescue operations.

The toll in Bihar floods has risen to 17 with eight more deaths since Monday, while the Uttar Pradesh floods have claimed 49 lives, according to officials.

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