In his letter, the Congress president said that the floods, the worst in the last five decades, have caused a serious damage to the state’s economy and caused a massive loss of both life and property.
Rahul brought to light the severe impact of the incessant rains in the state and said that the state, which is yet to recover from the destruction caused by cyclone Ockhi, is staring in the face of a humanitarian crisis.
“The widespread destruction of critical public infrastructure like power supply and roads will only prolong the recovery process,” he wrote.
The Congress leader concluded by seeking the Union government’s cooperation in managing the “massive relief and humanitarian efforts” required.
“I request you to release sufficient funds immediately to the State government to enable the state to respond effectively and work towards restoring critical infrastructure,” he concluded.
Earlier today, the Congress president had urged the Congress workers in Kerala to “step up” and help the people of the state.
Unprecedented rainfall has created havoc in Kerala, destroying property & forcing thousands to abandon their homes.… https://t.co/c106FmwPxm
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1533955232000
The floods in Kerala have caused widespread devastation in the state, killing many people.
Twenty-nine people have so far lost their lives in the heavy rains since August 8 and over 50,000 persons have been shifted to relief camps.