Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday (October 18) visited his parliamentary constituency of Wayanad in Kerala for a three-day visit starting today.
Congress workers welcomed the veteran leader at the Kozhikode International Airport, following which he is scheduled to take part in a series of weekly review meetings at the Malappuram district collectorate on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in his constituency.
Rahul was also seen handing over the keys and documents of a new house built for Kavya and Karthika, two sisters who lost their families and their residence in the devastating Kavalappara landslide last year.
On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi will attend the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee meeting.
Many areas of Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, along with the district of Wayanad, are part of the MP's constituency in Kerala.
After a visit to Mananthavady hospital on Wednesday, he will return to New Delhi from Kannur. Earlier, Congress party sources had said that there will be no public programmes during his visit.
Kerala, where India's first COVID-19 cases where reported, has keyed in 3,41,860 confirmed cases till now, of which 95,203 are active cases while 2,45,399 patients have recovered. 1,162 individuals have died of COVID-19 in the state till now. Although the situation in Wayanad is relatively less serious, Malappuram and Kozhikode rank high in the list of districts in Kerala most-affected by COVID-19.