[The Kedarnath Temple is pictured amid damaged surroundings by flood waters at
Rudraprayag in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand]
By Anupam Trivedi
Dehradun, (Hindustan Times):
Shinde underlined that union government was doing its best to help Uttarakhand, in a bid to evacuate affected pilgrims. Home Minister added that lack of coordination was an issue that needs to be addressed.
“There’s lack of coordination among the various state agencies” Shinde said. He also refused BJP president Rajnath Singh’s demand that centre should declare Uttarakhand flash floods as national calamity.
“National calamity status hardly makes any difference. We have already provide adequate funds to state and also we are providing help in the form of choppers and Army support” home minister said. He assured more help from the centre.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi also left for the affected areas from Sahastradhara airport. He was accompanied with BJP leaders from the state. Modi did not spoke to media persons though on Friday night he maintained that Gujarat was ready to extended help to Uttarakhand. The Gujarat chief minister arrived in capital on Friday. He is another important leader of BJP after Rajnath Singh to visit to the devastated areas.