Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited flood-hit Gujarat. Rahul is on tour the northern districts of Gujarat, which have been declared ‘disaster-affected’ by the state government.
Earlier in the day, Congress VP visited flood-hit areas in Jalore district of Rajasthan. Gandhi reached Sanchor in Jalore by helicopter and toured the flood-hit areas by road.
Here are the live updates:
Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress members protest against attack on Rahul Gandhi's car by unknown persons in Gujarat's Banaskantha pic.twitter.com/rDmf7sogHq— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
#5:45 PM:'Narendra Modi's slogans, black flags, and stones cannot stop us, we will make maximum effort to help people': Rahul Gandhi
नरेंद्र मोदी जी के नारों से, काले झंडों से और पत्थरों से हम पीछे हटने वाले नहीं हैं, हम अपनी पूरी ताकत लोगों की मदद करने में लगाएंगे— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 4, 2017
राजस्थान के जालोर जिले में बाढ़ पीड़ितों से मिलकर उन्हें आश्वासन दिया कि कांग्रेस पार्टी इस आपदा की घड़ी में उनके साथ खड़ी है pic.twitter.com/yxULlX5IUk— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 4, 2017
#4:55 PM: Are we reaching a space in our democracy where political opponents are not going to be allowed to practice democratic politics?: AM Singhvi
Rahul Gandhi was attacked with cement bricks by BJP goons,SPG with him suffered minor injuries;should be condemned unequivocally: AM Singhvi pic.twitter.com/Fer2LxqY8j— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
BJP goons attack Cong VP Rahulji's car in Lal Chowk, Dhanera, Banaskanta, Gujarat. Disgusting & disgraceful: RS Surjewala, Cong on Twitter pic.twitter.com/LebtcJgZRq— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
#4:00 PM: Rahul Gandhi says let the people show black flags as they are nothing but scared
Gujarat: Black flags shown to Congress VP Rahul Gandhi in Banaskantha. pic.twitter.com/qZ7aHdAU1D— ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2017
#3:30 PM: Gujarat: I wanted to come among you and say that Congress party stands with the people: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi in Banaskantha
Normal life in Jalore, Pali and Sirohi districts has been badly affected due to heavy downpour. Jalore is the worst-hit district where more than 12,000 people have been relocated to safer areas.
Several shelter camps have been set up by the district administration and other social organisations in Jalore and Barmer where food and water are being supplied.
The Congress leader is accompanied by PCC president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and other leaders and party workers.He is also scheduled to visit Barmer.
On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi visited Lakhimpur, the worst flood-affected district in Assam, and promised the people that he would raise their issues in Parliament and fight for their compensation.
“I will fight for your compensation. That is your right. I know you people have suffered immense loss due to the floods. I will raise your issues in Parliament,” the Congress vice-president said at Bogolijan, about seven km north of the district town of North Lakhimpur, where the Ranganadi had caused a major breach on July 10, damaging over 200 houses and causing several human deaths.