After facing angry residents of Patna, reeling from the destruction due to flooding after incessant rainfall, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday lashed out at media persons asking if his state alone was affected by deluge.
Nitish Kumar had on Tuesday visited some of the worst flood-affected areas in Patna and reviewed the situation there.
Agitated at being asked questions during his surveying of flood-affected localities in Patna, Nitish Kumar said, “I am asking in how many parts of the country and across the world have there been floods? Is water in some parts of Patna the only problem we have? What happened in America?”
Earlier, talking to reporters he said the day the flood situation arose, the government started making the required arrangements. He added that relief work is underway and that arrangements are being made for pumping out the flood water.
His deputy Sushil Kumar Modi inspected the sump houses which are working overtime to flush out waters from the inundated localities.
Union Minister and Patna Sahib MP Ravi Shankar Prasad also visited the flood-affected areas in the city and reviewed the flood situation.
On Monday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas.
The recent floods have resulted in the death of 29 people in the state.
Patna is witnessing the worst flood situation in decades and even the residences of ministers have been flooded, as has been seen in the case of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi who had to be rescued from his home. LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan are putting up at a hotel instead of their house in a posh locality of the Bihar capital.
In Patna, normal life was thrown out of gear, with several schools shut, roads inundated, and many shops, hospitals and houses submerged in knee deep waters.
Meanwhile, the Congress on Tuesday slammed the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government of Bihar for “mishandling” the flood situation in the state, alleging that such a situation had arisen as “no work” had been done in the last 15 years to ensure a clear drainage system.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh also targeted Bihar government for poor handling of floods due to heavy rains in the state.