Rahul Gandhi says he is in Kerala as support, not to politicise the situation

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 29, 2018, 10:37 AM(IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing mediapersons in Kochi Photograph:( ANI )

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who visited the flood-hit areas in Kerala said that he had come to Kerala as a support and not to politicise the situation. 

''I have come here as a support and not to politicise the situation. I will not comment on the nature of this crisis,'' Rahul Gandhi said on being asked if Kerela floods is a man-made crisis. 

Speaking to reporters in Kochin, Gandhi, who earlier described Central government's Rs 500 for relief and rehabilitation as inadequate, said 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. 

''I have visited a large number of camps yesterday. 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 rebuild the houses. Compensation promised should be delivered quickly,'' he said. 

Continuing his attack on BJP/RSS, he said there are two different visions of India, one is a centralised vision and other is decentralised vision. One respects only one ideology, based out of Nagpur and other respects all different ideas, cultures, different people in this country. That fight is on, he said. 

Gandhi compared RSS to radical Islamist outfit Muslim Brotherhood in his UK address, drawing a stinging condemnation from the BJP which accused him of acting as a "contract killer" of the idea called India and demanded an apology.

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