Shatrughan Praises Nitish Government on Flood Relief Operation

Shatrughan Sinha in Bakhtiarpur.

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Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former film star Shatrughan Sinha, at a function at a high school in Bakhtiarpur on Sunday, praised the Nitish administration for doing an 'outstanding' job in providing relief to the flood victims adding the Center was also doing a fine job helping the state fight the effects of the flood.

Sinha, who was visiting the high school that has been turned into a flood relief shelter, said that he was impressed by the work being done in the flood-hit areas and commended the Nitish government of doing everything in its might to provide timely help to the flood victims.

The BJP leader, who has been accused of being 'too chummy' with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, agreed with the Chief Minister's assessment that this year's flood was caused by Farakka Barrage in West Bengal.

"Even former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that the role of Frarakka Barrage needed to be re-evaluated. I think it's time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into its role in the recurring flood in Bihar," he said.

Sinha, who is frequently accused of abandoning his constituency after being re-elected from Patna Sahib on the BJP ticket, also visited Vidhipur Narauli village and assured people of opening a bank and a library soon.

"Vidhipur is a model village and I have suggested the Center to allocate special fund to develop similar villages across the country," he said adding a new bridge will soon be built between Narauli and Jagdamba temple to make the temple more accessible to the villagers.

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