GUWAHATI, Aug 20: Assam can relate to the pain caused by the devastating flood in Kerala, as the state is faced with a similar plight every year, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said expressing profound grief and sorrow at the unprecedented floods that affected Kerala which caused heavy loss of lives and damage to crops in the state.
“Looking into the large scale devastation caused by the flood, our contribution might look meager. However, we sincerely realize the intense sufferings caused to the people and the mammoth task of rehabilitation that the state faces. We can very well internalize the pain perpetrated by the flood to the people of Kerala as the people of Assam face such kind of furry every year,” Sonowal said in a statement here on Monday.
“Seeing the deluge and the sufferings of the people of Kerala, the soreness of the people of Majuli, the largest river island comes to my mind and I, pledge to share the sufferings of my brothers and sisters in Kerala as I do with the brothers and sisters back home in Assam,” Sonowal said.
Sonowal also thanked the people cutting across political parties, organisations and regions for their service to the flood victims in Kerala.