Rahul Gandhi shares pain and agony with Bihar flood victims

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Bhanghachandpur, Purnia, Sep 9 (UNI) AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi shared the pain and agony with flood victims during his visit to the flood affected villages of Bhanghachandpur panchayat today.

The convoy of Mr Gandhi left for Purnia from Bagadogra in West Bengal by road.The visit of Mr Gandhi spread like wildfire and the flood affected people queued up on the flanks of the road to have a glimpse of the leader.

In a bid to have a first-hand interaction with the victims, Mr Gandhi alighted from his vehicle and met the worried lot on the roadside villages of Bhagnhachandpur panchayat under Jankinagar police station of Banmankhi subdivision. The flood stricken people narrated their plight to Mr Gandhi.

During his interaction with the hapless villagers,Mr Gandhi assured them of all possible help from the Centre in the hour of crisis.

The AICC general secretary also visited the relief camps erected in the adjoining villages. In one of such camps at Chandpur Bhangha middle school, Mr Gandhi enquired about the relief materials being distributed and the medical facilities extended.

The leader tried to instill confidence among the rescued people who have taken shelter at the relief camps by assuring them help from the Centre as well as from the Congress.

Earlier, while on way to Purnia from Bagdogra, Mr Gandhi broke his journey at Dalkola village on the borders of Bihar and West Bengal. During his meeting with the dwellers, he listened to their plight and distresses after being displaced by the river Mahananda.

During the entire tour, Mr Gandhi was accompanied by a senior Congress leader and convenor of the Seemanchal Vikas Morcha V K Thakur, who later apprised the young leader of the problems crippling the area specially in the floods.

Mr Thakur also handed over a memorandum to Mr Gandhi regarding the rescue, relief and reconstruction of the flood affected areas.

He said Mr Gandhi promised to look into the situation, adding the latter had assured that he would apprise the Centre of the flood situation.

After a brief halt in Purnia, Mr Gandhi left for Araria by road to visit the flood affected areas and the relief camps set up in the district where he is expected to distribute relief materials among the flood victims.

After a night halt at Farbesganj,Mr Gandhi is scheduled to visit the flood-hit areas and several other relief camps in the worst-affected Madhepura and Supaul districts before leaving for Gorakhpur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh tomorrow en route to New Delhi.

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