Dehradun, June 24: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi this evening reached flood-ravaged Gauchar and met survivors of the deadly flash flood.
Gandhi met the survivors at the ITBP base camp in Gauchar.
Earlier in the morning, the Gandhi scion arrived in Dehradun to take stock of relief and rescue work being done by the party and the state government.
Gandhi interacted with some of the stranded pilgrims who have been airlifted.
The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have had a sharp exchange of words over Rahul Gandhi's "absence" during relief and rescue operations in the state which has been badly-hit by flash floods.
Congress spokesperson Renuka Choudhary Monday slammed the BJP for raising questions about RahulGandhi, saying he was not visiting the state as a VIP, but as a citizen.