The development has not gone down with Left parties and local residents. It has led to widespread protest from various quarters including Left parties.
Flood relief kits provided by Wayanad MP and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to his constituency were found abandoned in a vacant shop at Nilambur near Malappuram in Kerala.
The development has not gone down with Left parties and local residents. It has led to widespread protest from various quarters including Left parties, reported news agency PTI.
The kits, which included food packets, clothes and other materials, were found in the shop on Tuesday when a few people arrived to rent the space.
The DYFI, which is the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M) held a protest march against the Congress party and asked its leaders to apologies to the people.
Nilambur MLA PV Anwar, who is an independent supporting the LDF, even sought a probe in the matter. He appealed to the district Collector K Gopalakrishnan to probe the matter.
Anwar claimed that after the matter came to light, Congress leaders in the district allegedly destroyed other such stocks from across the constituency.
“This is not an isolated matter from Nilambur. They (Congress party) had stocked food materials at many other places to influence voters in the upcoming local body elections. After this came to light, the Congress leaders removed or destroyed the food kits from other places,” Anwar had told reporters in a video message.
“The district Collector should probe the matter. The food kits were for the people suffering from a natural calamity. KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran should reply,” he added.
Meanwhile, the district Congress leadership said they were not aware of the incident and would take action. No other response has come from state leadership yet. It may be noted that the recovered kits were found in covers inscribed with “MP Wayanad” on them.