Earthquake brings attention to NE; Rahul visits Gangtok

Rahul Gandhi
Gangtok, Sept 21: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, Sept 21 visited earthquake hit Sikkim and Gangtok. Rahul, on his way to Meghalaya, stopped at Gangtok where more than 80 people died in the Sunday quake.

Rahul will attend a meeting of the Youth Congress in Meghalaya to boost membership for the party in the state. Party sources also informed that the Congress leader may process an aerial survey of the quake-affected areas of Sikkim.

Relief and rescue operation is continuing at the quake hit regions on Wednesday, Sept 21. Army personnel, however, had earlier informed that it will take minimum 25-30 days to clear up all debris and roads.

Meanwhile, the main highway and the road connecting Bagdogra, Darjeeling to Gangtok has been opened. Sikkim government received nation-wide applause over its prompt act in handling the worst earthquake that hit the region in last 20 years. Electricity, landline and mobile phone connection have been restored at the region. Though, people are still suffering water scarcity.

Rahul met victims of the natural calamity and assured more aide from the government. On Tuesday, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling expressed his regards after getting tremendous help from the central government.

Here it can be noticed that following the earthquake, the North-East states of the country have finally received attention. It seems that the curse of the nature god has turned into boon for the region which has so far been ignored by the central government and national media. On Tuesday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also visited the quake hit state and offered her help to the victims.

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