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Rahul Gandhi in Kerala; updates: Congress chief begins two-day visit, meets flood victims at Chengannur camp

Rahul Gandhi in Kerala; updates: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the relief camp in Christian College in Chengannur district of Kerala.

FP Staff August 28, 2018 12:21:27 IST
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Rahul Gandhi in Kerala; updates: Congress chief begins two-day visit, meets flood victims at Chengannur camp

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Aug 28, 2018 - 11:53 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi interacts with people hit by floods in Kerala's Chengannur

Image Courtesy: Twitter @INCIndia

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:49 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi visits relief camp in Chengannur 

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the relief camp in Christian College in Chengannur district of Kerala. Rahul will visit flood-hit regions in the state including districts such as Angamaly on Tuesday. Whereas on Wednesday, he will visit flood-affected areas in the Wayanad district. 

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:31 (IST)

Rahul to visit most inundated parts of Kerala in two days: Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor welcomed the Congress president at the Trivandrum airport and tweeted on his arrival in the flood-hit state.

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:26 (IST)

Congress president visits relief camp at Christian College 

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the relief camp in Christian College in Chengannur district of Kerala.

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:11 (IST)

Rahul had rallied for Kerala floods to be called 'national disaster', called Centre's aid insufficient

The Congress president had asked Narendra Modi to release more funds for the flood-hit state.

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:09 (IST)

Rahul had been raising Kerala's cause on social media

Rahul had earlier expressed solidarity with the people of Kerala in a series of tweets. He requested prime minister Narendra Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster and said that his Rs 500 crore immediate relief aid for the state was not enough. 

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:58 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi visits relief camps in Chengannur

The Congress chief visited relief camps set up for displaced citizens hit by Kerala floods.

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:44 (IST)

Congress chief to visit Angamaly later today, flood-affected areas in Wayanad tomorrow

Rahul will visit flood-hit regions in the state including districts such as Angamaly on Tuesday. Whereas on Wednesday, he will visit flood-affected areas in the Wayanad district, ANI reported.

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:42 (IST)

In Pics: Rahul Gandhi arrives at Trivandrum airport 

Rahul arrived in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday morning for his two-day state visit.

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:35 (IST)

Rahul to facilitate exchange of cheques for building of 1,000 houses in Kerala

Following on the promise of the Congress party to build 1,000 houses in the flood-hit state, Rahul Gandhi will facilitate exchange of cheques for providing financial aid for the same, India Today reported.

Rahul Gandhi in Kerala latest updates: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the relief camp in Christian College in Chengannur district of Kerala. Rahul will visit flood-hit regions in the state including districts such as Angamaly on Tuesday. Whereas on Wednesday, he will visit flood-affected areas in the Wayanad district, ANI reported.

Shashi Tharoor received Rahul Gandhi at Trivandrum airport, welcomed him as he prepares to meet Kerala flood survivors. "Rahul will meet the heroic survivors and felicitate fishermen who sacrificed so much to rescue trapped people," Tharoor tweeted.

Following on the promise of the Congress party to build 1,000 houses in the flood-hit state, Rahul Gandhi will facilitate exchange of cheques for providing financial aid for the same, India Today reported.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to flood-ravaged Kerala from Tuesday. He said that he would visit some relief camps and also meet fishermen and party volunteers involved in relief work.

Rahul Gandhi in Kerala updates Congress chief begins twoday visit meets flood victims at Chengannur camp

Rahul Gandhi visits relief camps in Kerala's Chengannur. Image courtesy: Twitter/@INCIndia

"I will be in Kerala on Tuesday and Wednesday, visiting flood-hit areas and relief camps in the state. I will also meet with fishermen, volunteers and others who have been working tirelessly  and selflessly to help those in need," he tweeted.

The Congress chief will arrive in the capital city of Thirvanthanpuram in the morning, following which he will take a helicopter ride to one-of the worst flood-affected districts, Chengannur, reported CNN News18

Rahul Gandhi will also go to various relief camps in the Alappuzha town of Chengannur district and will also meet the fishermen community there, News18 reported. Rahul will then visit relief camps in the Thrissur and Ernakulam districts during the course of his two-day visit to the flood-ravaged state.

Rahul had earlier expressed solidarity with the people of Kerala in a series of tweets. He requested prime minister Narendra Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster and said that his Rs 500 crore immediate relief aid for the state was not enough.

Kerala witnessed its worst floods in a century. According to the Home Ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 443 people have died in Kerala and 54.11 lakh people in 14 districts have been severely affected.

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