Rajasthan floods: Rahul Gandhi finds government fault in Jalore, check out

By: | Published: August 4, 2017 2:42 PM

Rajasthan floods: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at BJP governments at the Centre and in Rajasthan as he visted the flood-affected areas of the state.

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Rajasthan floods: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at BJP governments at the Centre and in Rajasthan as he visted the flood-affected areas of the state. Gandhi reached Jalore’s Devda Village 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.

Earlier, Gandhi reached Sanchor in Jalore 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. He is also scheduled to visit Barmer.

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.

“There are floods in Assam and I thought I must come to meet you and hear about your pain and understand the situation,” Gandhi told people here after listening to their problems.” “I will fight for compensation, that is your right,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.

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