Rs.500 crore is good step but nowhere near enough, says Rahul

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 18, 2018, 07:07 PM(IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during his roadshow at Malur in Kolar district in Karnataka. Photograph:( PTI )

Congress president Rahul Gandhi once again urged Prime Minister Narendra  Modi to declare devestating Kerala floods a national disaster. 

Following his tweet today morning urging the PM to declare the floods a national disaster, Rahul tweeted increasing funds allocated for Kerala relief to Rs.500 crore is a good step but nowhere near enough.

Also read: Rahul Gandhi urges Center to declare Kerala floods national disaster

''Dear PM, increasing funds allocated for Kerala relief to Rs.500 Cr is a good step but nowhere near enough. It is critical you declare the floods as a National Disaster. Please do not vacillate as the people of Kerala are suffering,'' he tweeted. 

Meanwhile, the death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has crossed 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.

The India Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday afternoon that widespread rains, with heavy rains at isolated places, is likely to continue over Kerala following low-pressure area very likely to develop over northwest Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood during the next 24 hours.

Barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasargode, the remaining 11 districts of Kerala continued to be on red alert following prediction of more rains.

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