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Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, demands package for cyclone-hit fishermen of Tamil Nadu, Kerala

The Congress leader highlighted the sufferings of the cyclone-hit fishermen, whom he had met during his recent visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu on December 14.

Published: 17th December 2017 09:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2017 11:46 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi consoling  family members of scores of dead and missing fishermen after Cyclone Okhi hit the Poonthura coast in Thiruvananthapuram and many places in Kerala and southern Tamilnadu. Local MLA V S Shivakumar is also seen. (Express Photo | BP De

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a comprehensive special financial package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep for the rehabilitation of the families of those fishermen who lost their lives due to Cyclone Ockhi.

In his first letter as the Congress chief to the prime minister, Gandhi also requested the latter to put in place adequate measures for strengthening the weather updating system and an advance cyclone warning communication mechanism in the coastal areas.

The Congress leader highlighted the sufferings of the cyclone-hit fishermen, whom he had met during his recent visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu on December 14.

Gandhi also urged the prime minister for constructing seawalls and groynes along the vulnerable sea coasts of the two southern states.

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