DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Uttarakhand Congress has alleged that BJP led state government is insensitive towards death and destruction caused by incessant rains in the state.
Interacting with media person at congress bhawan, Uttarakhand Congress senior vice-president Suryakant Dhasmana alleged that the BJP of not even expressing its condolences over recent seven deaths in capital Dehradun due to rains.
He asserted that July 11 rains led to large-scale destruction in Dehradun leading to death of seven persons and injuring several others. “But neither Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat nor BJP state president Ajay Bhatt found it fit to visit the residences of the deceased and pay their condolences. They were rather getting themselves felicitated in Kashipur on that same day”, Dhasmana pointed out. BJP was more concern about poll preparedness than disaster preparedness. In many localities like Hill View Colony, Deepnagar and Mitra colonies of Dehradun the gushing rain water entered the houses, inundating the area but the administration failed to provide immediate relief.
As far as disaster preparedness is concerned then the administration even did not provide food packets to the affected. If this is the condition of capital what can be expected as far as disaster management is concern in far-flung hilly areas. Even Uttarakhand Governor had expressed concern over cases of water-logging in Dehradun.
Dhasmana also held that it was strange that the BJP had all the nine MLAs in the Dehradun district but none of the MLAs have time to even hear the concerns of the residents and shopkeepers. On Friday when Rajpur road MLA Khazandas visited to his constituency then people threw mud over him. Somehow he managed to appease the victim, who were affected due to incessant rain in Dehradun.