Thiruvananthapuram: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will pay a two-day visit to flood-affected areas of Kerala from Tuesday. Kerala has been facing the worst flood in a century, which claimed lives of as many as 357 people.
The Congress chief will reach the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram today following which he will visit the flood-affected areas of Chengannur, Alappuzha and Angamaly. On the second day of his visit, he is scheduled to visit Wayanad district.
Full Schedule of Rahul Gandhi’s 2-day Visit to Kerala
Day 1 – Tuesday, August 28th
· 10:00 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at Chengannur, District Alappuzha
· 10:30 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at Engineering College, Chengannur, District Alappuzha
· 11:15 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at Ednad Village, Chengannur, District Alappuzha
· 12:15 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp & Felicitation of Fishermen (rescue group) at Camelot Convention Centre, Alappuzha
· 13:30 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at LEO XIII School, Alappuzha
· 15:30 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at TRS Puram, Chalakuddy, District Thrissur
· 16:45 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at Saint Francis Asisi School, Paravoor, District Ernakulam
· 17:45 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at Kerala Auditorium, Paravoor, District Ernakulam
Day 2 – Wednesday, August 29th
· 09:00 hrs: Flagging off the Relief Material Trucks at Marine Drive, Kochi
· 11:00 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp at Kothara Town Junction, District Wayanad
· 11:15 hrs: Visit to Relief Camp Kolaval Colony, District Wayanad
Earlier on August 24, Rahul Gandhi had expressed his solidarity with the people of Kerala and tweeted, “This is a difficult time for the people of Kerala. In relief camps and homes across the state, people are grieving for their loved ones. On this Onam let us pledge to put aside our differences, stand united together and focus on the task of #RebuildingKerala.”
Earlier on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra modi visited the flood-ravaged Kerala and announced a financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the state. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 assistance to the seriously injured from PM’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
Apart from PM Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman have also paid a visit to the flood-affected areas of Kerala.