Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai to visit flood-hit areas of Uttara Kannada today

Published on Jul 29, 2021 10:45 AM IST

Basavaraj Bommai in his first cabinet meet after taking oath as Karnataka chief minister said the government would rescue the people hit by floods and Covid-19.

Uttara Kannada was hit by floods triggered by incessant rainfall and rescue operations are underway. (File photo)
Uttara Kannada was hit by floods triggered by incessant rainfall and rescue operations are underway. (File photo)
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is scheduled to visit the flood-hit areas of Uttara Kannada district on Thursday, a day after assuming his office.

Basavaraj Bommai met former chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru in the morning ahead of his visit to the flood-hit areas, news agency ANI tweeted.

The Karnataka chief minister said repair and restoration work would be done on a war footing.

The districts of Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Haveri and Dharwad were grappling with floods owing to heavy rainfall.

Basavaraj Bommai took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, after BS Yediyurappa stepped down on Monday. Bommai is the son of former of former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal leader SR Bommai.

In his cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Bommai review the flood situation in Uttara Kannada as well as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the state.

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