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BJP leaders slam Nitish for Patna flooding, term it as ‘administrative failure’


The Bhartita Janata Party (BJP) is constantly attacking Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for the prevailing flood-like situation in Patna caused by the incessant rains. The BJP is a coalition partner in the Nitish Kumar government.

From Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Giriraj Singh to Bihar BJP president Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, all have slammed the Nitish Kumar government for the continuous water-logging in Patna for the past five days.

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“None has control over natural disaster but the way water-logging persists even two days after the rains, this highlights the administrative failure,” Jaiswal said. Jaiswal also demanded action against the administrative officials responsible for the situation.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also raised similar concerns, blaming it on negligence in cleaning of chocked drains. “I think the drains should have been properly cleaned. Had that been appropriately done, this kind of situation would not have arisen,” Prasad has told the media.

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Another BJP leader and union minister Giriraj Singh too has blamed it on gross “mismanagement” behind the Patna flooding.

“Flooding in Patna is not a calamity but administrative failure,” Singh told the media adding officials have been treating floods as “festivity”. He said whatever problems the residents of Patna currently face is due to the mismanagement of the state administration.

Rains have turned Patna into a veritable hell. Quite many localities such as like Rajendra Nagar, Kankarbagh, Bahadurpur, SK Puri and Patel Nagar still remain flooded, forcing the residents stay indoors and causing acute crisis of essential commodities.

Potable water too is scarcely available to them while the government’s reliefs have not reached many still trapped in their flooded homes.

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