Rahul Gandhi visits relief camps in flood hit Kerala

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kerala on Tuesday, days after floods ravaged the state, leaving a massive trail of destruction.

Rahul, who is on a two-day visit to Kerala, visited relief camps in some of the flood-hit areas and also met fishermen and volunteers who were a part of the rescue operations.

Rahul Gandhi had earlier expressed solidarity with the people of the state through his tweets.

Rahul also assured the people of the state that if his party comes in power, he will set up a separate ministry for fisheries. “If Congress came in power we will definitely make a ministry for fisheries. I will not give fake promise. As Congress president am talking to you.”

The Congress president also encouraged people to contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

Shashi Tharoor tweeted on Tuesday about Rahul Gandhi’s two-day visit to Kerala. “President of @INCIndia @RahulGandhi left Thiruvananthapuram this morning for flood-affected areas in central Kerala. His two-day visit will cover districts with the heaviest inundation over the last two weeks”, tweeted Tharoor.