In a flood-ravaged city of Maharashtra, the BJP Maharashtra chief Chandrakant Patil was caught yelling on the victims of the calamity.
The arrogant BJP Minister asked people to 'stop complaining' further shouted at people to 'shut up' after they raised demands for flood relief.
He said, "Once the road starts in Shiroli, we can bring whatever we need. So, I request you not to get distracted, do not fear. I assure you the government is with you. I am telling you that nothing will happen by complaining. You should instruct us, what will you get by complaining against the administration."
The incident occurred when distressed people were questioning the lawmaker over the grim situation in Shiroli, in response to which Patil asked the victims to 'shut up' in irritation.
Massive floods had caused largescale destruction and displacement of over four lakh people in Kolhapur and Sangli districts of Western Maharashtra in the last seven days.
The death toll due to Maharashtra floods rose to 29 as of Saturday in Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and Pune, whereas, 6 remain missing. On the other hand, 2.85 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places. Thirty-four teams rescue teams are working in flood-hit Kolhapur, while 36 are helping out in Sangli. Now, the Indian Air Force is dropping food packets in flood-hit pockets of Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday evening that he sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure that Karnataka discharged enough water from Almatti dam so that floodwaters upstream in Western Maharashtra receded quicker. Modi assured him that he would speak to chief ministers of both the states, Pawar told media sources.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis informed that additional 15 teams from Indian Navy from Visakhapatnam are scheduled to reach Kolhapur by afternoon on Saturday to assist in the rescue efforts. In Kolhapur, over 14 teams alone have been summoned in Kolhapur's Shiroli Village.
The Indian Navy has deployed over 26 teams for assisting the rescue and relief operations. 14 teams in Kolhapur and 12 teams in Sangli. The teams are equipped with 26 boats and over 110 navy personnel are present in the flood-hit areas.