New Delhi, August 30: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on Kerala, asked his arch rival why he failed to visit the state when it was devastated by floods. The Gandhi's scion jibe came shortly after Modi posted on the social media that Kerala remains special for him. The PM recalled how he had paid visit to the Guruvayur temple after the nation re-elected him in the Lok Sabha polls.
Picking up from Modi's remarks, Gandhi told the Prime Minister that Kerala would have been grateful to him if he would had visited the state when floods wreaked havoc in all the coastal districts. He further called upon Modi to expedite the relief operations and announce a relief package for the state. Kerala Floods: Rahul Gandhi Writes Letter to Union Ministers, Seeks Help For Rehabilitation Work in Wayanad.
"Dear Mr Modi, after your visit to Guruvayur - a huge flood visited Kerala, causing death and destruction. A timely visit then would have been appreciated. Kerala is suffering and still awaits a relief package, like those given to other flood hit states. This is unfair," Gandhi said.
Rahul Gandhi Fires Salvo at PM Modi, See Tweet Below:
Dear Mr Modi,
After your visit to Guruvayur - a huge flood visited Kerala, causing death & destruction.
A timely visit then would have been appreciated.
Kerala is suffering & still awaits a relief package, like those given to other flood hit states. This is unfair. https://t.co/wk9mZ4wSQg
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 30, 2019
Notably, over 100 have been killed in the floods which hit Kerala earlier this month. Massive amount of properties, including scores of residential premises, have been damaged in the deluge.
The Malappuram district, where Gandhi's Wayanad constituency is located, is among the worst-affected. The ex-Congress chief has been visiting the region constantly since the floods, and has also petitioned PM Modi to announce a relief package.