Honoured to be Wayanad MP, says Rahul Gandhi


NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed honour and pleasure to people of his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad for showing bravery and dignity when Kerala is facing the rage of nature.

“I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for the people I represent. The display of bravery and dignity in the face of immense tragedy is truly humbling. It is such an honour and pleasure to be your MP. Thank you Kerala”, he tweeted on Tuesday.

On Monday, during his two-day visit in the district, Gandhi took stock of areas affected by the deluge.

Congress leader had met the district collector of his constituency Wayanad to review the flood situation in the state of Kerala.

He also asked the Collector to expedite efforts to recover the bodies of those missing in the landslide in Puthumala.

Reacting to the flood situation, Rahul Gandhi said that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the flood situation and rescue efforts and asked for full support from the Centre.

He also visited people displaced by the floods in relief camps at Meppadi in Wayanad and Kaithapoil in Kozhikode and assured all support to those affected.

Rain-battered North Kerala is slowly coming back to normalcy. However, the death toll increased to 91, and 39 people were still missing.

Over 2.52 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,332 relief camps across the state.

Though no 'red alert' has been issued for any of the 14 districts, isolated heavy to very heavy rains are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday under the influence of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal in southern Kerala.

The department has issued orange alerts in eleven districts – Idukki, Alappuzha, Kannur, Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kollam and Pathanamthitta.

Meanwhile, Yellow alert has been issued in Kozhikode and Kasargode districts.

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