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On Rahul Gandhi’s request on humanitarian grounds, Bommai to respond

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New Delhi, Oct 06: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai today said he will respond to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's letter, seeking his intervention for providing timely treatment to a "severely injured" elephant calf at the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, on humanitarian grounds.

On Rahul Gandhi’s request on humanitarian grounds, Bommai to respond

He said he will speak to forest department officials and see to it that treatment is provided to the injured calf, news agency PTI reported.

Photo of Rahul Gandhi tying shoelace of mother Sonia Gandhi goes viralPhoto of Rahul Gandhi tying shoelace of mother Sonia Gandhi goes viral

"I have just come to Bengaluru, in another half-an-hour, I will get all the details, will speak to senior forest officials and see what all can be done for the elephants immediately. They (elephants) are natural habitants, to what extent human interference can happen (will be looked into) and will verify on how treatment can be given, and will get it done," Bommai said.

Speaking to reporters here on returning from Mysuru, he said, "What he (Rahul Gandhi) has raised, I will respond to it. It needs to be done on a humanitarian grounds and will get it done."

Rahul Gandhi yesterday wrote to Bommai, seeking his intervention for providing timely treatment to a severely injured elephant calf at the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.

He said he came across the injured calf during his visit to the reserve, along with his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi joins 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in KarnatakaSonia Gandhi joins 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Karnataka

Nagarahole, spread over Mysuru and Kodagu, covers an area of 847.981 sq km.

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are in the state for the party's ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

They participated in the march on Thursday morning when it resumed at Bellale in Pandavapura Taluk in Mandya district.

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