Jaipur : PM Modi on Friday announced that the central government has already released an amount of Rs 1000 crore in advance for the states affected by Cyclone Fani.
Addressing an election rally here, he said the government was with the people in times of crises.
The severe storm has already reached the shores of Odisha affecting the coastal areas at large. The state government already deployed defence personal for evacuation of the people. As per sources, almost 10,000 villages have been already evacuated and shifted to safer places.
Financial aid to states to tackle Fani
A detailed review meeting was held and he had been given the latest updates on Cyclone Fani, Modi said as the extremely severe cyclonic storm hit Odisha on Friday morning.
PM Modi attacks Congress over Masood Azhar’s issue
The prime minister also ramped up his attack against the Congress, saying the party is distraught about Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar being declared as an international terrorist during the election and is questioning the timing of the announcement.
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Opposition attacks PM Modi
He alleged that the opposition party is unhappy with India’s security situation.
Instead of celebrating the decision of the United Nations (UN) designating the JeM chief as an international terrorist, the opposition party is questioning its timing, the prime minister said.
Questioning the Congress’s response to the development, he said the decision on the Pakistan-based terrorist was not taken by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).