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Assam floods heart-breaking, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed his condolences to people who died due to devastating floods in Assam and dubbed it as “heartbreakng” saying he stands with the people of the northeastern state, he is their soldier in Parliament, and urged the Central government to extend all possible help and support to the State […]

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed his condolences to people who died due to devastating floods in Assam and dubbed it as “heartbreakng” saying he stands with the people of the northeastern state, he is their soldier in Parliament, and urged the Central government to extend all possible help and support to the State expeditiously.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Rahul Gandhi who is newly appointed Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha said, “The extreme devastation caused by flooding in Assam is heartbreaking – with innocent children like 8-year old Avinash being taken away from us. My heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved families across the State.”

He said that the Assam Congress leaders apprised him of the situation on ground: with 60 plus deaths, 53,000 plus displaced, 24,00,000 affected.

“These numbers reflect the gross and grave mismanagement by BJP’s double-engine government which came to power with the promise of a ‘flood-free Assam’. Assam needs a comprehensive and compassionate vision – proper relief, rehabilitation, and compensation in the short term, and a pan-Northeast water management authority to do everything necessary to control floods in the long term,” he said.

“I stand with the people of Assam, I am their soldier in Parliament, and I urge the Central govt to extend all possible help and support to the State expeditiously,” he added.

His remarks came after he visited the Hmar relief camp at Thalai, Youth Care Centre, Fulertal in Assam and met the people affected by perennial flood situation in the state. A team of Assam Congres unit-led by its President Bhupen Borah submitted a memorandum to him urging him to take up the issue of the perennial flood of Assam in Parliament.

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