New Delhi, August 29, News24 Bureau
: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Kochi today on day two of his 2-day visit to Kerala. Rahul will take stock of the flood situation in the Wayanad district of Kerala today. He reached Kerala on Tuesday morning and met people at a relief camp in North Paravur district. He promised people living in the camp that Congress leaders would put pressure on the government for compensation.
Speaking to the media today, Rahul said, "I have come here in support and not to politicize the situation. I will not comment on the nature of this crisis," the Congress President said on being asked if Kerela floods is a man-made crisis.
"I have visited a large number of camps yesterday and people are worried. I spoke to Kerela CM too. It is important that the government gives a sense to the people that it is going to help re-build the houses. Compensation promised should be delivered quickly," he said. .
He added that the extent of support that the central govt has given should be more. "This is owed to the people of Kerala. It is their right. I am sad that central govt has not given as much aid as they should," he said.
When asked about the crackdown on human rights activists, the Congress government said, "There are two different visions of India, one is a centralized vision & other is decentralized vision. One respects only one ideology, based out of Nagpur and the other respects all different ideas, cultures, different people in this country. That fight is on."
Meanwhile, the Cochin international airport will resume operations today. Private carriers Jet Airways and Indigo had on Tuesday said they will restart services which were discontinued from August 14 after the airport was shut due to flooding.