Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut talks about Maharashtra flood crisis; says 'Mumbai's rich should help'
According to the Relief and Rehabilitation Department's information, the death count in the 1,028 affected villages has reached touched 164, as of Monday.
Heavy rainfall in Maharashtra has led to floods and landslides and claimed many lives. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said that rich people should come forward to help in these difficult times.
Speaking on the matter, Raut said, "The state government will do its utmost but Maharashtra is the responsibility of all those to whom it has given a lot. The state needs help from a thousand hands. Mumbai has some of the richest people in the world, they should help."
He further informed that eleven districts of Maharashtra are facing a flood situation presently, they have made millions of people homeless and many have lost their lives. According to the Relief and Rehabilitation Department's information, the death count in the 1,028 affected villages has reached touched 164, as of Monday. Around 150 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been engaged in relief and rescue operations in floods and landslides affected areas across India.
As per the Chief Minister's office, Thackeray during his visit to flood-affected Chiplun on Sunday said that a financial review of the flood damage in the state will be carried out in a couple of days.