Rahul Gandhi visits flood-hit people, distributes relief

Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi met flood affected people in Kachhela, Devda, Dawai, Amli and Hadecha villages in Sanchore, the worst affected area in the recent flood like situation in the state.

The glass pane at the rear of his vehicle was shattered as a brick smashed through it.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will on Friday afternoon visit flood-hit villages in north Gujarat, which have been declared "disaster-affected" by the state government.

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday condemned the attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's vehicle, alleging that "BJP's goons" attacked the leader with cement bricks.

Banaskantha Superintendent of Police Neeraj Badgujar told the daily that Gandhi was on his way to the helipad after meeting flood victims in Dhanera when a stone was pelted at his vehicle. "One of the windows was damaged however Rahul managed to escape unhurt", the SP said adding that the person who allegedly threw a stone at Rahul's convoy has been detained.

Amidst his speech, few people waved black flags to which he asked the guards to let them in, and saying, "I don't care".

Congress said it was an organised attack by goons in which even the security staff were injured. Targeting the state BJP government, he said chief minister Vasundhara Raje did the formality of conducting an aerial survey of flooded areas and failed to do much for the victims, as the Prime Minister himself ignored Rajasthan. Rahul interacted with villagers at several places, including Dedva, Daval, Amli, Hadecha and Kachhel. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his cabinet colleagues have been visiting flood-affected areas to monitor relief-work being carried out. Rahul is in Gujarat to meet the victims of floods in the state. The Congress leader was accompanied by other Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot and party workers.

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