New Delhi, Aug 24 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the flood situation in Varanasi, the holy city by the Ganga river, saying his office was monitoring the situation closely.
Modi wrote on Twitter: "Deeply concerned by the flood situation in Varanasi. PMO is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with with local authorities."
He said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) contingent was in the city to assist the affected people.
"NDRF teams are present at Varanasi for rescue and relief work. The MP office there is working round the clock to provide all assistance," he added.
Modi is the Lok Sabha member from the Varanasi constituency.