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Centre and state should step up flood relief works – G.K. Vasan

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Both the central and the state governments should work together in carrying out the flood relief activities in the rain-affected areas, Tamil Manila Congress President G.K. Vasan said here on Saturday.

Talking to the reporters at the Coimbatore International Airport on his way to a convention in Kothakiri, Vasan said that many districts including the Nilgris, Cuddalore, Chennai, Thiruvallur, and Kanchipuram have been largely affected by the heavy monsoon downpours. “Many trees were uprooted and houses affected in the Nilgris district. A woman was killed in Thengumarata in the heavy rains. Weather reports say that the rains will continue for the next four days. Hence, it is necessary that both state and the central government should coordinate and step up the flood relief activities to avert any problems in the future,” he added.

Answering to a question on the alleged Rs.1000 crore theatre scam involving the ruling party in Tamil Nadu, Vasan opined that those who involve in corruption should be punished under the law no matter who they are.

About the BJP, Vasan said that people have lost hope in the party as evident from the Bihar polls. “People have also lost hope in Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his activities are different from his colourful speeches. Even his own partymen don’t trust him anymore,” he added. He also accused the BJP leaders of having different mindsets.

Vasan however refused to comment about the differences in the National Congress Party. “TMC does not have any problems with lack of unity among its members. Our party will be on the victory stand in the 2016 elections,” he said.

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