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Rahul Gandhi meets flood-affected victims in Assam, assures help

By Oneindia

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited Lakhimpur in Assam, the worst affected of the 29 districts in the state and took stock of the relief and rehabilitation measures.

His visit comes just two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to take stock of the situation in the region.

Rahul Gandhi

The 47-year-old Congress leader also met villagers affected due to flood in Lakhimpur.

Addressing the victims of the devastating rainfall in Lakhimpur, the politician assured that Congress party would extend all possible help and demand the Centre and State governments to provide the relief allotted to the victims.

"The flood situation has remained dire in Assam and it is your right to ask for compensation from the government. I am here to hear all your grievance and we will raise the issue in Parliament, " he added.

On Tuesday Prime Minister Naredra Modi reviewed the damage caused by floods in Assam during his visit to the state and announced a package of Rs 2,000 crore for relief, rehabilitation and infrastructure repair for Assam and other Northeastern states where the recent floods caused havoc and claimed over 100 lives.

Gandhi would later in the day fly to Silchar to attend the cremation of veteran Congress leader and former central minister Santosh Mohan Deb there.

The Congress had hit out at Modi for his one-day visit to understand the state's flood situation and accused him of lacking in sincerity as far as Assam's flood devastation was concerned.

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