Rahul Gandhi Appeals On Facebook After Floods Hits Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi Appeals On Facebook After Floods Hits Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi Appeal On Facebook After Floods Hits Wayanad 

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, the leader of Congress party, who was camping in his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, today appealed for help to provide relief material to those hit by the devastating floods.

The Congress' former President, who has been visiting areas affected by floods and landslides in his constituency, posted the appeal on his Facebook page.

"My Parliamentary constituency Wayanad has been devastated by floods with thousands left homeless and shifted to relief camps," Mr Gandhi said.

The Congress leader also listed the essential items that are in shortage in his constituency.

"We are in urgent need of materials, including water bottles, sleeping mats, blankets, undergarments, dhothis, nightgowns, children''s apparel, slippers, sanitary napkins, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Dettol, soap powder, bleaching powder and chlorine," he said.

Mr Gandhi had applealed to donors to send the material to collection centres in Malappuram district, which he listed.

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The Congress leader is on a two-day tour to Kerala, has been visiting visiting relief camps and reviewing relief operations in his constituency.

 

He called the suffering of people due to floods and landslides in his constituency, "Heart Breaking" and urged the state and Central governments to provide immediate aid to those affected by the floods in Kerala. "We will do everything in our power to help them get back on their feet," Mr Gandhi tweeted from his Wayanad account.

Three assembly segments in Malappuram district form part of Mr Gandhi's Wayanad constituency.

On Friday, Mr Gandhi described the situation in his constituency as "grim" and said he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about aid.

This is his second visit to Wayanad after the election.

In the April Lok Sabha elections, the Congress President had won with a record margin from the hill constituency. 

Mr Gandhi chose Wayanad as his second seat in addition to the party stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, which he, however, lost to Smriti Irani of the BJP.

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