Rahul Gandhi Politicises Kerala Floods, Alleges Bias By BJP-led Centre

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Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi is in Wayanad and he politicised Kerala floods, by targeting the BJP-led Central government and calling it biased

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Wayanad MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is in his constituency in Kerala, visiting the people in relief camps in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the floods and landslides. He arrived in Wayanad on Tuesday, for his four-day visit, and distributed relief materials to the people in the camps at Chungam and Valad and heard their troubles. However, speaking to media, Rahul Gandhi politicised Kerala floods and targeted the BJP-led Central government by calling it biased. Rahul Gandhi said that BJP is not in power in Kerala, adding that it does not care about the people in the state.

"Central government has a bias. Where they are not in power, they don't really care. They are not in power in Kerala, so they don't care about it," Rahul Gandhi said. 

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Rahul Gandhi visits Wayanad

In Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi assured the people of urging to the state government to provide all the necessary assistance to the affected people. During Congress MP's visit to the flood-affected areas in Wayanad, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal was seen translating the complaints to Gandhi, who was seen welcomed by the people with slogans. Later on August 29 and 30, Rahul Gandhi will be visiting relief camps in Kozhikode and Malappuram assembly segments.

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Congress leader urges for help

Rahul Gandhi had visited his constituency earlier this month after heavy rains and floods had triggered a series of landslides and caused havoc in the northern districts of Wayanad and Malappuram. At least 125 people have lost their lives in the heavy rains and landslides. While 60 people have died in Malappuram, 14 have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in neighbouring Wayanad district. The former Congress chief also wrote to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das seeking an extension on the time period for repayment of crop loans of farmers in the state to 31 December 2019. He had also appealed to the people to provide relief materials to those hit by the devastating floods in Wayanad and other parts of the state.

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