Flood situation unprecedented: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah interacts with flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir on Sept 5, 2014. The chief minister visited Pulwama, Baramulla and Budgam and Srinagar districts of the state to take stock of the situation. (Photo: IANS)
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Srinagar: The flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “unprecedented”, said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, dismissing criticism that his government didn’t do enough.

“I have no problem with the criticism… This criticism is from the people who survived,” Abdullah said in an interview to news channel Times Now.

“Someone criticising my government from a relief camp means they have been rescued. Whether they were rescued in an army boat, NDRF boat, or state government boat, I am not concerned. My only concern is they are alive and I am grateful for it,” he said.

“This is an unprecedented situation… There is no way we could have prepared for it. Operations are being cranked up, supplies are arriving and we are doing our best,” he said.

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