Tejashwi Yadav Slams Nitish Kumar's Comments On Bihar Floods

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has slammed Nitish Kumar's comments that called the situation in Bihar a 'mere natural disaster'

Written By Ria Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has attacked the Bihar state government over the flood situation in Patna. He said that it is shameful that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called the current situation a mere natural disaster. Furthermore, he accused the government officials of infighting.

'There is no one for the public'

Yadav, while pointing out that there is no one for the public, on Saturday, said, "Chief Minister's remark that this is a mere natural disaster is shameful. The concerned government officials are nowhere to be seen. The entire system has failed and the 'double-engine' state government is fighting within like animals.”

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He also added, "No work is being done in Bihar. The RJD has helped the public to their best ability during this tough time." He further blamed corruption that had led to a bad drainage system in Patna as a reason behind the disaster that Patna is facing right now. Every year, there is floods and water-logging in different parts of the state. We have repeatedly raised the issue but the state government doesn't give heed to these matters.”

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Flood situation in Bihar

The situation remains grim in the city owing to continues floods for more than a week now. The residents have been held captive inside their houses as going out in knee-length water is not an option. Additionally, the stagnant water has now started to stink, causing the State to be under the threat of widespread diseases.

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Routine life continues to be crippled in Bihar and at least 55 people have reportedly died in the rain-related incidents in the State, following the nonstop downpour. Flood-like situations continue in the state capital Patna where houses have been damaged and animals have died due to rains. Water has been gushing inside houses, making it more difficult for people to live in current conditions and several shops have shut down because of the trouble that the floods have caused in the region.

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(With ANI Inputs)

By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water