Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the whole nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of flood-affected Kerala.
"India stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Kerala in this hour of grief. Our condolences are with the people who have lost their loved ones in the floods," he said.
He also hailed the role of forces who were involved in rescue operations in the flood-hit state while addressing the nation on the 47th edition of his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
"The Air Force, the Army, the Navy, the BSF, the CISF, the RAF, the NDRF have left no stone unturned in the rescue and relief operations in Kerala. I appreciate their efforts," he said.
In his address, Modi also touched upon the topic of triple talaq.
"The triple talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha but could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha. I would like to assure Muslim women that the entire nation is there with them and will ensure that they get justice," he said.
Modi remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpaye and said, "If there was one topic on which most people wrote, asking PM Narendra Modi to speak, it was the life of Atal ji. He brought a very distinctive and positive change in India's political culture. Tributes have poured in from all sections of society."
He also wished the nation on the occasion of Rakshabandhan and Sanskrit Diwas.