Gujarat floods: Rahul Gandhi visits Banaskantha, says BJP workers are nervous

By: | Updated: August 4, 2017 4:42 PM

The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today visited the flood affected areas of Banaskantha district in Gujarat. He said, "I wanted to come here and say the Congress party is with you."

Gujarat floods Rahul Gandhi visits, Gujarat floods, RAHUL NEWS, BLACK FLAGRahul said, ?I wanted to come here and say the Congress party is with you.? (ANI)

The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today visited the flood affected areas of Banaskantha district in Gujarat. He said, “I wanted to come here and say the Congress party is with you,” as per ANI. Addressing a gathering, Rahul said “let them come and put the black flags here, they are nervous now and it hardly makes any difference to me” Reportedly, some BJP workers tried to show black flags to Rahul Gandhi during his rally. His car was also attacked as some people allegedly threw stones at his vehicle while he was going to Banaskantha, according to CNN News 18.

Earlier in the day, Rahul visited the flood affected areas of Rajasthan. Gandhi reached Jalore’s Devda Village in Rajasthan to take stock of the situation caused by the deluge. Talking to mediapersons, Gandhi said there were some faults by the government. He claimed that he did not find any positive response when he enquired about compensation from the people. Terming the present situation as bad, Gandhi said Congress was trying to work hard even as no rehabilitation was being done in the flooded area, according to ANI report.

Gandhi also visited Sanchor in Jalore in the state by helicopter and toured the flood-hit areas by road. Normal life in Jalore, Pali and Sirohi districts has been badly affected due to heavy downpour. Jalore is the worst-hit district where more than 12,000 people have been relocated to safer areas, as per PTI report. Several shelter camps have been set up by the district administration and other social organizations in Jalore and Barmer where food and water are being supplied. Gandhi is accompanied by PCC president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and other leaders and party workers.

Gandhi yesterday visited Assam’s Lakhimpur district which is the worst affected in the flood-ravaged state. He crossed Ranganadi river in a small boat to reach this remote area and visited Amtola. The overflowing river had broken an embankment and caused the large-scale destruction of human habitation and farmlands.

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