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Rahul Gandhi to vist cyclone hit areas on Dec 14: Cong leader

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuramm 

leader Rahul Gandhi will visit cyclone 'Ockhi' hit areas in the city on December 14, Leader of the party-led Opposition in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala said today.

Gandhi would also address a party leaders' meet and a public meeting organised as part of 'Padayorukam', the political rally led by Chennithala that concluded last week.


Talking to reporters, Chennithala alleged that the state had failed to take necessary precautionary steps and also provide 'warning' to fishermen about the impending cyclone.

"The central agencies concerned had given information about the cylone to the state," he said.

Chennithala also wanted the state to increase the Rs.20 lakh compensation amount announced by it to the families of deceased fishermen.

Earlier in the day, leaders visited the Poonthura and Vizhinjam areas, from where most fishermen, who ventured into the sea, were yet to come back.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 19:25 IST
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