Rahul Gandhi speaks to PM over floods in Kerala, seeks assistance for those affected

Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the flood situation in Kerala and sought assistance for those affected in the State, including in his constituency Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi speaks to PM over floods in Kerala, seeks assistance for those affected

PTI

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the flood situation in Kerala and sought assistance for those affected in the State, including in his constituency Wayanad.

Rahul Gandhi called PM Modi and asked for relief and assistance to those affected.

"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 from his Wayanad MP Twitter handle

Rahul Gandhi had decided to postpone his trip to Wayanad as he felt it would affect the rescue operations.

Incessant rain in Kerala have claimed 23 lives in the past two days. Over 22,000 people have been shifted to some 315 relief camps across the state, officials said.

Till late on Thursday the toll was eight, but Friday's count put the number at 23. Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad, Kasargode and Idukki were the worst affected.

There has been 260 mm of rain in Wayanad -- the parliamentary constituency of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. A huge landslide has marooned around 2,000 people in Meppadi in the district.

with IANS and PTI inputs

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Published: 9 Aug 2019, 11:24 AM