New Delhi, October 1: Congress MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday wrote a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asking him to ensure time-bound financial assistance to flood victims in his parliamentary constituency. "I hope state government is ensuring payment of compensation in a time-bound manner," Rahul Gandhi stated in his letter to Pinarayi Vijayan. He also met the Chief Minister at Kerala House in the national capital. Kerala Floods: Rahul Gandhi Writes Letter to Union Ministers, Seeks Help For Rehabilitation Work in Wayanad.
"We discussed issues of flood relief and rehabilitation efforts and the issue of night traffic ban on the forest stretch of NH-766, along with other general issues," Rahul Gandhi told media persons after meeting Vijayan. The Congress lawmaker also took stock of the post-flood relief and rehabilitation efforts of the state government and urged the Chief Minister to ensure timebound payment of compensation and rolling out flood mitigation measures. Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM Narendra Modi, Requests For Long-Term Strategy For Flood-Hit Wayanad.
During the meeting, Vijayan briefed Gandhi, who was accompanied by Congress general secretary K Venugopal and Kozhikode MP M K Raghavan, about the ongoing post-flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, and challenges faced by the Kerala government. Besides flood-related issues, the Congress lawmaker also raised the night traffic ban on the Kozhikode-Kollegal National Highway 766 and the implications of the proposed alternative route.
Vijayan told the Congress delegation that he is committed to working towards finding a solution to end the hardship faced by the local communities due to the night traffic ban, while safeguarding the protection of wildlife in the protected areas.