In his customary address to Tamil Nadu assembly, the Governor summed up the overall progress made by the AIADMK government in various spheres in the last four and a half years.

"Under the astute leadership of the Chief Minister, the state machinery brought back normalcy to the flood affected areas in a very short span of time," he said. Opposition parties, including the DMK, DMDK and Left parties had strongly criticised the government over its handling of the flood situation and opening of surplus waters from Chembarambakkam Reservoir here.

On the opening day of the House's first session after the deluge, the Governor detailed the torrential rains and its effects like damages to crops, livestock and infrastructure. He said the able leadership of Jayalalaithaa minimised the loss of human lives.

"The state government acted swiftly and co-ordination teams comprising ministers and senior officials were deployed. Massive rescue and relief operations were carried out on a war footing," he said.

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