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Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, demands special package for cyclone-hit victims

File photo of Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( ANI )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 05.26 PM (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a comprehensive special financial package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep for the rehabilitation of the families of those fishermen who lost their lives due to Cyclone Ockhi.

In his first letter as the Congress chief to the prime minister, Gandhi also requested the latter to put in place adequate measures for strengthening the weather updating system and an advance cyclone warning communication mechanism in the coastal areas.

The Congress leader highlighted the sufferings of the cyclone-hit fishermen, whom he had met during his recent visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu on December 14.

Gandhi also urged the prime minister for constructing seawalls and groynes along the vulnerable sea coasts of the two southern states.