Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi could be lauded for another reason. He is the ‘leader of mass’ in true sense as he expressed solidarity with the victims of the disastrous flood in Uttarakhand while Rahul Gandhi did not make his presence in the state at the time of crisis. Congress is evading the questions why the party’s vice president was absent at the scene, but it is clear that there should be no comparison between Modi and Rahul
Rahul Gandhi might be last hope for the Congress to save the party from the entire crisis, but his presence was expected in Uttarakhand where his mother, party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conducted an ariel survey to see the gravity of the Nature’s fury. The leader, who was always seen with poor dalits and raised his voice against land acquisition in Uttar Pradesh, is now in Spain.
Even all the Congress MPs have been asked to donate a month’s salary for relief measures for the state. However, this is not enough. People wanted Rahul’s visit to flood-hit Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi did not spare this opportunity to woo the pilgrims. He visited the flood-hit state. On Saturday, He will make an aerial the state where hundreds lost their lives, thousands were missing and over 50 thousand were stranded after the heavy rains and landslides triggered devastation in Kedarnath and Badrinath.
In this hour of crisis, while the whole country stands with the hill state, Rahul is in Spain. Congress on Friday criticised Modi government that announced the contribution of Rs 2 crore for flood-affected victims in Uttarakhand.