Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, has asked the Union government to declare the disaster there a national disaster. CM Sukhu claimed that during the G20 dinner, he had discussed this demand with the Prime Minister.
He also demanded a special package for the state. “The state government is continuously demanding the central government that the disaster here should be declared a national disaster. Also, the Central Government should give a special relief package to Himachal, but till now both demands have been ignored,” CM Sukhu said.
The Chief Minister promised to respond appropriately to each question posed by the opposition during the Himachal Pradesh Assembly’s monsoon session. Priyanka Gandhi was thanked by CM Sukhu for coming to the state. He claimed that Priyanka Gandhi made time in her hectic schedule to visit Himachal and meet the victims of the disaster. After meeting many disaster victims, the Chief Minister claimed that Priyanka Gandhi’s “eyes were filled with tears.” He claimed that the state had suffered severe destruction as a result of flooding and heavy rain. According to him, the government is updating the manual to help those affected by the disaster.