Central Stand with Himachal Pradesh: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Call for Support

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited flood-affected areas in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi and Kullu districts on Tuesday to assess relief and recovery efforts, as well as to speak with those impacted by the floods.

Expressing solidarity with the people of Himachal Pradesh, Gandhi emphasized the unity of emotion in the state, which she believes should also be reflected in the support of the Central government.

During her visit to Manali’s Aloo ground, Gandhi listened to the stories of flood victims who had been suffering since heavy rains began on June 24, causing flash floods and landslides in Kullu and Mandi districts on July 14 and 15.

Upon her arrival at Kullu’s Bhuntar airport, Gandhi was greeted by local women with flowers before meeting with Congress workers and local farmers to discuss issues related to apple production, transportation, and pricing in the state.

Gandhi had previously raised concerns about the low prices of apple boxes following the release of procurement prices by the Adani Group, questioning the actions of the Prime Minister in supporting the farmers.

Accompanied by the Chief Minister and the Public Works Department Minister Vikramaditya Singh, Gandhi also plans to visit other flood-affected districts like and Solan.

Himachal Pradesh has suffered significant losses totaling Rs 8,679 crore since the start of the monsoon season on June 24, resulting in over 260 deaths from rain-related incidents, including landslides and flash floods in districts like Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, and Solan.

Chief Minister Sukhu has estimated the losses at Rs 12,000 crore and has urged Prime Minister Modi to declare the situation in Himachal Pradesh as a national disaster.

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