Floods have been ravaging the north-eastern state of Assam again. You might not have heard about it because well, it's Assam and national media evidently doesn't care much about it unless something catches Twitter' eye.
Speaking of which, this video of BJP MLA Mrinal Saikia from Khumtai, wading through waist-deep floodwater to rescue the people stranded in his constituency is winning people over on Twitter.
Flood is creating havoc in my constituency..we have been rescuing stranded people from interior places. pic.twitter.com/pNqOTKYuS5— Mrinal Saikia (@MrinalS66742364) July 12, 2020
Saikia has also posted videos of his team and he rescusing stranded cattle.
According to The Quint, Saikia is also running a mobile kitchen that is feeding hundreds of flood victims.
People have been praising his efforts in these testing times.
Great Dada.— Bijit Mudoi (@BijitMudoi) July 13, 2020
That's why Mrinal is matchless. Really just unmatchable people's representative of Assam.— Dip Kalita (@DipKalita8) July 13, 2020
Great work sir, we are proud to have a MLA like you.😇— Rahul Kumar (@RahulMahato25) July 13, 2020
This is what politicians should do.. People voted for you and when it's time you should pay it back.. I hope This will encourage your fellow politicians to follow the suit. Thank you sir.. Great work..— sujan sen (@sujnsen) July 12, 2020
Over 16 lakh people have reportedly been affected in 22 districts of Assam due to the floods.