Declare Kerala floods a national disaster: Rahul Gandhi

by National | 18-08-2018 | 713 views

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday demanded that the floods in Kerala be declared a national disaster. Taking to twitter Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote, "Dear PM, Please declare #Kerala floods a National Disaster without any delay. The lives, livelihood and future of millions of our people is at stake." His statement comes an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 500 crore interim relief to the state following a review meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister KJ Alphons.Meanwhile, other Congress leaders also demanded more help from the Centre and other states for the flood-hit state.



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