NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the entire country is with Assam, which is facing a grim flood situation, and expressed confidence that the people of the state will overcome the natural disaster.
पूरा देश असम के साथ है।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 18, 2020
असम के लोग अपने हिम्मती स्वभाव से इस मुसीबत का डटकर सामना कर रहे हैं और इस आपदा से उबर आयेंगे।
कॉंग्रेस कार्यकर्ताओं से अपील है कि हर संभव मदद का हाथ बढ़ायें। pic.twitter.com/FZ9SnM1FZK
Over 35 lakh people across 28 of the state's 33 districts are now affected due to flooding, an official bulletin said on Friday. "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.
He also appealed to Congress workers to extend all possible help to those affected by the deluge. The total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood and landslides in the state has gone up to 102. While 76 people died in flood-related incidents, 26 were killed in landslides, the official bulletin had said.