Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met the people of his Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, the flood-ravaged Wayanad, and distributed relief material to the affected.

Speaking at a relief camp in Kaithapoyil, Gandhi said that, as their MP, he has requested Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to help the people of Wayanad as aggressively as possible.

He further said that he has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him of the tragedy that has struck the region and requested for all possible support from the Centre.

PM Modi had on Friday assured Rahul Gandhi of all help for those affected by the flood situation.

Gandhi had described the situation in his constituency as “grim” and said he had spoken to the Prime Minister about aid.

Gandhi, who is the MP from Wayanad, reached Kozhikode on Sunday and drove first to Kavalapara and visited a church where 360 people were taking shelter. He listened to their woes and assured them of all possible help.

This is his second visit to Wayanad after the election.

Wayanad has been hit hard with 18 deaths due to rain and flood and displacement of over 40,000 people to more than 203 relief camps.

Heavy rains have triggered mudslides in Wayanad and neighbouring Malappuram districts with dozens feared trapped.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi, in a Facebook post, appealed for help to provide relief material to those hit by the devastating floods.

“My Parliamentary Constituency, Wayanad, has been devastated by floods with thousands left homeless and shifted to relief camps,” he wrote.

He further listed the essential materials that were urgently required in the flood-hit areas.

As many as 72 people have lost their lives and at least 58 others are reported missing as heavy rains lashed Kerala over the last few days.

Over 2.54 lakh displaced people have been shifted to relief camps.