Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged his party workers to offer all help to the families of those affected by the dust storm in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
A storm barrelled through a swathe of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, killing as many as 106 people in a trail of destruction that brought down mud houses, uprooted trees and flattened crops.
Rahul took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "The dust storms have claimed several lives in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. We stand with the grieving families in this hour of grief. There is one tragic incident in Motihari too’’.
"I urge local Congress workers, colleagues from Seva Dal to support and offer every help possible," he said.
Recently, the Congress slammed UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka even when people of his state were reeling under the impact of the severe dust storm that has left many dead.
Apart from those killed, over 100 others suffered injuries after a powerful dust storm followed by thunder showers wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on the night of May 2.
(With inputs from agencies)