Rahul hails communal harmony in Kodagu relief effort

PTI8_20_2018_000025A Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra pays tribute to former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi on August 20 | PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today highlighted how people of all communities in a small town in rain-ravaged Karnataka's Kodagu were working together to help flood victims, describing communal harmony as the essence of India.

Citing the example of Suntikoppa town in Kodagu of Karnataka, he shared a video where people were working together to help those in need and described the town as 'an oasis of hope'.

"In Kodagu, Karnataka, massive floods have unleashed a trail of devastation.

"But amidst the gloom, here's a great story about an oasis of hope, a small town, Suntikoppa, where Shiv, Ram, Christ, Allah and the Buddha are working together to help those in need. This is India!," he tweeted.

The Karnataka floods have claimed at least 12 lives and rendered hundreds homeless.