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Hapless residents left in the lurch as BJP, JD-U blame each other for Patna flooding


Lakhs of people trapped in their flooded homes in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, are left to silently watch the shocking blame game going on between the BJP and the JD-U for the Patna flooding. Both the partners have ruled Bihar for most part of time since 2005 when the NDA grabbed power in 2005.

“Both chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi are responsible for the Patna flooding,” union minister Giriraj Singh tweeted on Friday, launching front attacks on his own government.

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He said he would continuing criticising the government for the faults no matter he had to lose his post in the process. “I will continue speaking the truth without thinking about its consequences,” Singh said.

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His tweets invited bitter reactions from the JD-U which asked the BJP leaders introspect and not to turn its faces away from the reality.

“All top portfolios such as urban development, health and public health and engineering departments are held by the BJP, then how can chief minister Nitish Kumar be held responsible for Patna flooding?” asked JD-U spokesperson Ranvir Nandan.

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JD-U minister Shyam Rajak launched even bitterest attacks on the BJP for putting such blames on the chief minister.

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“Sushil Kumar Modi and his party minister Nand Kishore Yadav are responsible for this situation. Modi has no work left except for issuing statements in the media while Yadav is only concerned about his own Patna city locality,” Rajak alleged.

The continuing blame game has added salt to the wounds of the residents whose houses are flooded in stagnant drain water and they have been left totally immobile in their flooded accommodations, ruing their fate.

Although the rains have stopped four days back, many parts of Patna still remain submerged in stagnant water, making life difficult for them. Angry residents are now accusing the government for this situation.

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