Sonia Gandhi very worried about U'khand victims: Soni

Dehradun, July 1: Congress General secretary in-charge of party affairs in Uttarakhand Ambika Soni on Sunday said Sonia Gandhi is extremely worried about the people of calamity hit-Uttarakhand and wants early evacuation of stranded survivors from Badrinath.

"Sonia ji is deeply worried about the welfare of pilgrims stuck in Uttarakhand and also the locals who have been badly hit by the tragedy.

"We want that a fool-proof system be put in place to ensure safe evacuation of stranded pilgrims and availability of relief to flood ravaged villages," Soni who arrived here to review rescue operations underway told reporters at the Jolly Grant Airport.

She also held a meeting with party MPs and MLAs from the state here to review the rescue operations being carried out by various government agencies and different wings of the party involved in the exercise in the aftermath of the tragedy that occurred a fortnight ago.

However, the trucks loaded with relief goods, which were flagged off by the Congress president from Delhi were left stranded at Rishikesh with little or no fuel while party leaders in Delhi remained cluless about their whereabouts. [Read here]


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