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Rahul Gandhi attacked on Gujarat visit, says 'Narendra Modi's slogans, black flags and stones cannot stop us'

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 04 Aug 2017, 06:48:48 PM

New Delhi:

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.

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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.

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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.

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First Published : 04 Aug 2017, 04:06:36 PM