Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday contributed Rs 11 crore to Bihar Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood victims and promised all possible help to state government in tackling the situation created by the deluge.
While talking to reporters before undertaking an aerial survey of flood-hit areas, the BSP supremo called upon the Centre to initiate dialogues with Nepal government for a lasting solution to annual calamities in Bihar and eastern UP caused by rivers emanating from Nepal.
Earlier, handing over a cheque of Rs 11 crore to Additional Secretary, State Disaster Management, Pratayaya Amrit at Patna airport, Mayawati said her government would provide further help to Bihar government in meeting the demands of flood victims if asked by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Mayawati would be making an aerial survey of flood-hit districts of Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, Purnia and Araria where lakhs were marooned when river Kosi changed its course.
Voicing her sense of distress over the plight of victims, she called upon all parties to stand together at this hour of crisis and provide succour to the needy people.