Centre will provide full support to earthquake affected states: Rajnath

Centre will provide full support to earthquake affected states: Rajnath

GUWHATI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday announced that he was thoroughly monitoring the situation following the massive earthquake in Northeast India and that the Centre would provide complete support to the affected areas.

"The Prime Minister called me at 6 am today and told me to assess the situation in all the states. I am trying to contact all the Chief Ministers and so far I have spoke to the Assam CM. I am having trouble contacting Manipur's CM but I have spoken to their Chief Secretary and he told that the situation is not too serious right now," Rajnath told the media.

"I am trying to contact people and am monitoring the situation. The Central Government will provide complete support and aid to all the affected areas," the Home Minister said.

Nine people have been killed so far after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Northeast in the wee hours of Monday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was on a two day visit to Assam during the jolt.

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