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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extends solidarity with flood-hit Assam

Assam is facing a grim flood situation and Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence that the people of the state will overcome the disaster

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2020 8:36 AM GMT

Guwahati: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday the latest political leader to stand in solidarity with flood-ravaged Assam which has lost 76 lives this year alone after the onset of the deluge.

"The whole country is with Assam. People of Assam are battling this problem with their courageous nature and will overcome this disaster," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. The Congress leader has also urged his fellow Congressmen to extend their help to those affected by the deluge. He also shared a video in which the pathetic condition of Assam's South Salmara district due to the floods can be soon.

Raga's appeal has come one day after Delhi Chief Minister tweeted to show solidarity to the people of Assam during the great challenge posited by floods.

"My heart goes out to all the people affected by the disastrous flooding in Assam. On behalf of the people of Delhi, I offer full solidarity and support to the people of Assam", Kejriwal wrote in a tweet, expressing solidarity.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda has also expressed solidarity to the people of the state and said that once the flood situation in Assam abates, he could make a visit to the state.

The current wave of floods claimed five more lives in Assam in the past 24 hours while over 35 lakh people in 28 districts are affected. One person each died in Dhubri, Darrang, Bongaigaon, Goalpara and Kamrup districts. With this, the death toll due to floods has gone up to 76.

The Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Goalpara and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta, Barak in Cachar and Karimganj and Kushiyara in Karimganj districts were flowing above the danger level.

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