Let's see what happens this time: Mamata on flood relief package

Kolkata, Aug 13: "Let's see what happens this time" was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee response to the outcome of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi where she sought Rs 21,000 cr flood relief package for West Bengal.

"I apprised him of the situation," Banerjee, who arrived here at 4:30 pm, told reporters at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

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"I repeatedly brought up the issue of Central flood assistance to the state during my past visits. Let's see what happens this time," she said.

The chief minister did not make any further comment.

In Delhi, she had yesterday submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister seeking funds to tide over the flood crisis and also urged him to convene a special NITI Ayog meeting involving all Chief Ministers to decide the plan size of states.

She had also requested him to consider a programme of loan waiver, restructuring and grant of fresh loans to farmers as the floods have severely damaged their crops.


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