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K'taka floods: Minister HD Revanna throws relief material at flood victims

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Hassan, Aug 20: While people in parts of Karnataka are battling the flood situation, Karnataka Public Works Minister HD Revanna was caught on camera, throwing the relief material at the flood victims in the name of distribution in a relief camp.

However, JD(S) MLA Bandeppa Kashempur justified PWD Minister's act, and said that the minister was in a hurry to leave for Madikeri.

Ktaka floods: Minister HD Revanna throws relief material at flood victims

He also said Revanna did not mean to disrespect the victims. PWD minister HD Revanna had thrown biscuit packets at flood victims in Hassan.

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Out of the total rescued people, 3,601 have been shifted to 36 relief shelters in the district. Attempts are being made to rescue those stranded on hilltops.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given an assurance to Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy as far as assistance in the rescue and relief operation in the flood-hit Kodagu district was concerned.

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HD Kumaraswamy had on Saturday visited Kodagu district. Despite continuous rains, approximately 4,225 marooned people were rescued till last evening from the district.

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