15 August 2019
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the victims of floods in several parts of the country and assured that all possible support would be provided.
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day, Modi said: "When the country is celebrating Independence day, many parts of the country is facing the problem of floods due to heavy rains."
He said many people have lost their lives in the floods and "I condole their death".
"We stand in complete solidarity with those affected by the floods and I assure that all possible support that is needed will be provided to them by the central and the state governments," he added.
Floods hit several parts of Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Asaam and Bihar due to heavy, incessant rains.
Modi also extended his greetings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
This is Modi's sixth consecutive address to the nation as the Prime Minister ever since the BJP-led NDA first stormed to power in 2014.