Party chief M Karunanidhi expressed grief over the loss of lives in the floods and expressed sympathies with those affected.

In a statement, he referred to the appeal made by Modi and said a cheque for Rs 25 lakh will be handed over to the Prime Minister in person by the party's Rajya Sabha members towards the PMNRF.

Meanwhile, BJP's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK general secretary Vaiko has announced a donation of Rs 10 lakh towards the relief fund on behalf of his party.

Over 200 persons have been killed in the worst floods to have devastated the northern state in a century, prompting Defence forces, among others, to launch extensive rescue operations.

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