Patna: Janata Dal – U leader and Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lallan Singh, tried to push back against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi who had earlier demanded the resignations of both him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to provide adequate and timely relief to flood victims in Bihar.
Demanding apology from the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Singh said that Modi had crossed the limits of decency and had become mentally insane who was obsessed with making unfounded, incendiary statements to remain relevant in Bihar politics.
"Modi has a 'mania' to remain in news. However, needs to prove the flood of this year was caused by breach in any embankment in Bihar. He is lying to make the grand alliance government look bad but as the Chief Minister had stated earlier, the flood of 2016 is the direct reason for the existence of Farakka Barrage in West Bengal. Modi needs to prove otherwise or issue a public apology to the Nitish government," Singh said.
The Water Resources Minister, one of the few handful members of the inner circle of Nitish Kumar, said that Modi, by making baseless allegations, was demoralizing engineers and relief workers engaged in trying to minimize the impact of flood by providing round-the-clock relief to its millions of victims.
BJP leaders in the last few days have called on the bluff of the Chief Minister saying if Farakka Barrage was the cause of flood in Bihar then what was stopping Nitish Kumar from demanding the demolition of it from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who happens to be a huge supporter of Nitish Kumar.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS