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Govt must recalibrate its strategy in dealing with fragile Himalayan states: Kharge on Sikkim floods

Kharge said the situation in Sikkim is precarious as several people have lost their lives and many, including our brave Army personnel, are missing due to cloudburst and flash floods.

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Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP), spoke with Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, during the second day of the united Opposition meeting on Tuesday in Bengaluru.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday voiced concern over the situation in Sikkim and urged the Centre to declare both the Sikkim flash floods and Himachal Pradesh floods as national disasters.

He also expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Sikkim flash floods.

Former party chief Rahul Gandhi urged Congress workers to help the authorities in relief and rescue operations and hoped for the safe return of all those missing, including soldiers.

Kharge said the situation in Sikkim is precarious as several people have lost their lives and many, including our brave Army personnel, are missing due to cloudburst and flash floods.

”Our thoughts are with the people of Sikkim who are battling these distressing times. The Union Government must do everything possible to rescue people in safer locations and find the missing persons, whose count is reportedly steadily increasing,” Kharge said in a post on X.

He said a lot of damage has been done to the infrastructure, and the Union and the state government must work together in the medium and long term to rebuild this beautiful state. The Congress party and its workers shall help in all possible ways in this humanitarian crisis, he said.

”The Union Government must recalibrate its strategy in dealing with ecologically fragile Himalayan states and must declare such tragedies, like Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, as natural disasters so that these states get adequate funds to rebuild themselves in a more sustainable manner,” the Congress chief said.

Rahul Gandhi said the death of many people in floods following a cloudburst in Sikkim is extremely sad. ”I express my condolences to all the bereaved families.Congress workers are requested to cooperate with the administration in all relief works.I hope all people, including our soldiers, who are missing return safely as soon as possible,” Gandhi said in Hindi in a post on Facebook.

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