New Delh, October 22, 2014 (Agencies) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to spend Diwali in Srinagar in his second visit to the state since the Jhelum burst its banks last month leading to the state’s worst floods in a century.He will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October and will spend the day with our sisters & brothers affected by the unfortunate floods," Modi tweeted on Tuesday.“Let’s share happiness and joy during this festive season,” he added in another tweet. Angry Kashmir residents

didn’t allow politicians to visit them after the floods and, on many an occasion, booed them out of relief camps. On his first visit to the state on September 7, the PM had termed the floods a “national calamity” and assured the people the “nation stands with” them. “I want to tell the people of the region that we will do everything possible to get them out of this disaster,” he had said. The prime minister also offered Rs. 1,000 crore to the state government in addition to Rs. 1,100 crore already earmarked for the disaster.
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