Kochi, Aug 29: Congress president Rahul Gandhi's today said that there is nothing against the State accepting non-conditional foreign aid. He also said that the Central Government should extend more support to Kerala which deserved big aid in the aftermath of the floods and there was nothing
On the second day of his visit to flood-affected areas of the State, he said the State was in need of huge support and should look at tapping all sources. Rahul, who skipped his Wayanad visit due to inclement weather and moved to areas in Idukki district, went to relief camps in Ernakulam.
He told media persons here that there should be no problem in accepting unconditional foreign for mitigating problems of flood victims. The State was in need of huge support at this hour of crisis, he added and the Centre needed to be more sympathetic, he felt.
Rahul was unwilling to be dragged into controversies and on who should be blamed for the disaster, he said he had come to console flood victims in the State. Rahul also refused to comment about implementation of Gadgil and Kasturirangan reports.
He praised the people for facing disastrous situation in a brave manner and also said his party workers had done a commendable job.
He said he spoke to the Chief Minister about the plight of people still staying in relief camps and wanted the Government to fulfil promises made to the people.