Rahul meets victims in Kedarnath valley

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited the Kedarnath valley on the second day of his visit to flood-hit Uttarakhand, interacted with the victims and assured help, said party sources here Tuesday.

According to the sources, Gandhi flew to the Guptakashi relief camp in the Kedarnath valley from Gauchar in the morning in a chopper as there was no road connectivity to the area.

Gandhi, who listened to the grievances of the flood victims, assured that the central and the state governments will look into them, said the sources.

On Monday, he visited Pauri and Rudraprayag areas.

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have had a sharp exchange of words over Gandhi's "absence" during relief and rescue operations in the state.

Congress spokesperson Renuka Choudhary Monday slammed the BJP for raising questions about Gandhi, saying he was not visiting the state as a VIP.

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