The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), now in session at New Delhi, has issued the following statement:
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep condolences to the families of over 108 people who have died due to unprecedented floods that continue to ravage parts of Tamilnadu. Districts of Cuddalore, Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari and areas of Chennai city are severely inundated.
The Central Committee of the CPI(M) calls upon the Central government to provide all necessary assistance, monetary, food supplies and other needs to the state government urgently. This should be done on humanitarian grounds immediately.