Wayanad, August 11: Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit flood-ravaged Kerala on Sunday, during the trip he will visit relief camps in Mamapad, Edavannappara, Nilambur and a review meeting in the Malappuram collectorate. Gandhi, who represents Wayanad district in Lok Sabha, had been due to visit last week but cancelled it so it doesn't affect relief work. Kerala Rains: Death Toll Rises to 60, IMD Issues Red Alert For 8 Districts.
In the latest tweet, Gandhi scion said that he will be staying in Wayanad for the next few days. "For the next few days I will be based in my Lok Sabha constituency, #Wayanad that has been ravaged by floods. I will be visiting relief camps across Wayanad and reviewing relief measures with District & State officials," Gandhi said in a tweet. Kerala Rains: 9 Bodies Recovered in Two Days After Landslide in Malappuram District.
Tweet by Rahul Gandhi:
For the next few days I will be based in my Lok Sabha constituency, #Wayanad that has been ravaged by floods. I will be visiting relief camps across Wayanad and reviewing relief measures with District & State officials.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 11, 2019
On Friday, Gandhi said that he had spoken to PM Narendra Modi about the aid for the flood-ravaged state. "Spoke to the Prime Minister seeking all possible assistance for the people severely affected by the floods and landslides in the state, especially in Wayanad. The PM has assured to provide any assistance required to mitigate the effects of the disaster," Gandhi tweeted.
Meanwhile, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan chaired a review meeting on Sunday. 60 deaths have been reported in the last three days, as the state fights. The current condition has disrupted trains, flights and road services. Over 1.60 lakh people have been evacuated to relief camps across the southern state.