Rahul Gandhi surveys flood affected areas of Rajasthan; says no proper relief at some places

Rahul Gandhi conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas in Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi and Pali and met people in Dedwa, Dawal, Amli, Hadecha and Kachel villages, whom he assured all help.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published:August 5, 2017 12:59 am
Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan's flood-hit areas,  Rajasthan floods, India news, national news, latest news, India news, national news Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, along with villagers, ispecting the damage due to heavy rains. (Source: PTI/file)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday met people in Rajasthan’s flood-hit areas and claimed that the relief efforts of the state government had not reached all the affected places. Gandhi conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas in Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi and Pali and met people in Dedwa, Dawal, Amli, Hadecha and Kachel villages, whom he assured all help.

The government’s responsibility was to provide succour to the people but there were no proper relief at some places, the Congress vice president said, in an apparent attack on the BJP-led state government, in Jalore.

The prime minister should have also announced a package for flood-hit areas of Rajasthan on the lines of Gujarat, he said.

He assured that the Congress will help them as much as possible. Jalore is one of the worst affected areas due to heavy rains.

Rainwater has accumulated at many places and there is lack of effort to normalise the situation, he said.

“The Congress stands by you. We are not in the government, both at the Centre and the state, but we will do whatever we can for your relief. We are distributing food packets today,” Gandhi said.

“Your problems will be raised in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, so that the country gets to know the hardship people in Rajasthan’s villages are facing,” he said.

Gandhi, who was accompanied by state Congress chief Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and other leaders, met people in Dedwa, Dawal, Amli, Hadecha and Kachel villages of Jalore.

The flood has caused lot of loss and the party is committed to provide relief to the people, he said.

The relief package for Gujarat was announced because of the assembly polls there, but “he (the prime minister) did not think fit to take care of the people in Rajasthan, who are facing hardships due to the flood”, a release from the party office quoted Gandhi as claiming.

The Rajasthan Congress chief alleged that the government could not reach out to all the affected places.

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    Munish
    Aug 5, 2017 at 8:32 am
    Raulo Vinci Pappu has commented that there are no proper response from the Govt. He and his mother can go and shake their ah. Is that what they can do ? What better thing these two empty-headed liabilities can do ? MY GOD HE IS NOT HURT BY THE PROTESTS OF PEOPLE. HE IS SAFE. HIS ITALIAN MAMMIO MUST BE HAPPY THAT HER SONNO WILL BECOM PM OF IDIO AND SWINDLO SOME BILLIONSO AND DEPOSIT IN HER ITALIAN ACCOUNTSO.
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      samir
      Aug 5, 2017 at 4:59 am
      Why bjp goonda are threw stones at Rahulji? It is obvious the ground is slipping from under bjp feet. There are no jobs for young ppl ...that's why so many gaurakshsks criminals in streets. prices of daily essential items very high...tomoto ..onions ..and other. Internal situation getting worse..kashmir...gor nd...naxals Sons of soil ...SC ST backword..tribals cuted by fascist forces and Ambani. adani enjoying privileges. China is threatening India every day and bjp government now talking about diplomacy...peace talks etc. This is another defeat of India after 1962 and China need not to fire a shot. what a joke bjp rss has become! Now ppl are getting away from the bjp every passing day and Congress the - Natural party of governance will have to come to power. There is no other option.
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        Haren
        Aug 5, 2017 at 5:04 am
        Tomto, onion and vegetable price go up when we have this kind of flood and rain. This are natural disasters and occurs in UPA time so.
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        Indianbaba
        Aug 5, 2017 at 4:30 am
        Rahulbaba should give away all his and his mother's stolen money for the flood relief. His presence in Congress party guarantees that BJP stays in power. This clown is a good entertainer.
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          Drsecular
          Aug 5, 2017 at 4:08 am
          Rahul must immediately call all his 50 odd Congress MLAs from Bangalore and fire them. How can they be enjoying a 5-STAR life with drinks when their own people are drowning in floods? Now that their cah-stash is siezed by IT raid, the MLAs have no work in Bangalore.
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            Drsecular
            Aug 5, 2017 at 3:58 am
            Rahul says "... will help as much as possible" then does he not mean " ... he won't be able to give 100 help"? He is only good at criticizing PM NDA Gov't,. We don't see any work done by him but only photo-op
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              mklburg
              Aug 5, 2017 at 3:51 am
              CONGRESS SINISTER PLOT OF THROWING STONES ON SELF FOR MANUFACTURING INCIDENTS TO BLAME BJP AND HOPE TO GARNER SYMPATHY WHICH IS USUAL STUFF PLANNED ON SONIA'S BED BY AHAMAD THE TRAITOR #1 WHO ALWAYS HID BEHIND CURTAIN IN SONIA'S BED , BUT FAILED IN DETAIL AS PAPPU REFUSED BULLET PROOF VEHICLE AND STONE METICULOUSLY WAS PLANNED TO HIT AN AREA WHERE NO BODY EVEN RECEIVE A BRUISE!
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                ak dev
                Aug 5, 2017 at 2:02 am
                There is no relief at certain places because your MLAs are picnicing in Bengluru. Pappu thinks that only BJP is supposed to help the flood effected people in Gujarat. Congrees can picnic in Bengaluru.
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                  kris kumar
                  Aug 5, 2017 at 1:29 am
                  Where are those Congressi who were herded away to Karnataka to escape flood? Have you asked that question joker Pappu to the flood hit residents? Hypocrite and cunning nautanki Italian pig.
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