NEW DELHI: Prime Minster on Thursday asked the Defence Ministry to further step up relief and rescue operations across Kerala which is facing a severe flood situation. He also spoke with Kerala Chief Minister again on Thursday morning.

“We discussed the flood situation in the state. Have asked Defence Ministry to further step up the rescue and relief operations across the state. Praying for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala,” the .

On Wednesday, Modi had told Vijayan that the Centre stood firmly behind Kerala and was ready to provide any assistance.
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