Rahul Gandhi visits Cyclone Ockhi-hit districts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, meets bereaved families [Photos]

Reaching out to fishermen community in the wake of the havoc caused by Cyclone Ochki, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party would strongly raise the issue of setting up a separate ministry for fisherfolks in Parliament

FP Staff December 14, 2017 21:42:55 IST
Reaching out to fishermen community in the wake of the havoc caused by Cyclone Ochki, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party would strongly raise the issue of setting up a separate ministry for fisherfolks in Parliament. PTI
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Reaching out to fishermen community in the wake of the havoc caused by Cyclone Ochki, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party would strongly raise the issue of setting up a separate ministry for fisherfolks in Parliament. PTI
Reaching out to the fishermen community, including weeping women who had gathered, he said "What you have lost cannot be measured in terms of value and so my words cannot replace your loss." PTI
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Reaching out to the fishermen community, including weeping women who had gathered, he said "What you have lost cannot be measured in terms of value and so my words cannot replace your loss." PTI
In Kerala, he pitched for a better system of warning system for cyclone to prevent loss of lives and said he would bring pressure on the state government to provide adequate compensation to the families affected by the cyclone. PTI
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In Kerala, he pitched for a better system of warning system for cyclone to prevent loss of lives and said he would bring pressure on the state government to provide adequate compensation to the families affected by the cyclone. PTI
On his first visit to the south after being elected as Congress he interacted with the fishermen community and heard their grievances while assuring all possible help by his party. PTI
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On his first visit to the south after being elected as Congress he interacted with the fishermen community and heard their grievances while assuring all possible help by his party. PTI
He also visited other districts in Tamil Nadu, including Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Chinnathurai, Thaikkad and Palayam, where he interacted with residents of fishing villages. PTI
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He also visited other districts in Tamil Nadu, including Poonthura, Vizhinjam, Chinnathurai, Thaikkad and Palayam, where he interacted with residents of fishing villages. PTI