PM Narendra Modi in Assam to review flood situation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Assam to review the flood situation and relief works in the state, where more than 52 persons have died due to the natural calamity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi land at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here, was received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

From the airport, he flew by helicopter to the Veterinary College Ground at Khanapara.

PM Modi then go to the nearby Assam Administrative Staff College where he is listed to hold three meetings sessions, before returning back to New Delhi in the afternoon.

PM Narendra Modi was received at the Staff College by the chief minister, his cabinet fellow workers and senior state government officials.

In the first meeting with the chief minister, his cabinet fellow workers and senior state government officials, the prime minister would review the flood situation and infrastructural accidents and loss, official sources said.

The prime minister would address a meeting of ruling BJP and its alliance partners the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bodo Peoples' Front.

PM Modi would a meeting with Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam.

State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said yesterday that the prime minister's visit was mainly aimed at finding a permanent solution to the flood problem in Assam.

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