Rain subsides, politics takes over in Rajasthan

While the flood-like situation in Rajasthan subsided  with a lull in the monsoon rains,  politics over the deluge has taken over.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sarurday lashed out at the opposition BJP for its criticism of the state government over its preparedness on disaster management.

He said the BJP has no right to criticise  the government  which he claimed has done its best.

He targeted the ‘absentee opposition leader’ Vasundhara Raje who is away in London for the last two months.

“We hear messages of the opposition leader on festivals only. We don’t know where she is. She has been spending the major part of the last four years out of Rajasthan. She has been living in Delhi, Dehradun  or in London. We see only her statements through the media during some festival occasions. We don’t know where it emanates from,” he asked.

He said the Congress ministers, MLAs, MPs and even governor were on the fields while no BJP leader has been found any where.

He said, “I would have been happy if they were in the field and criticised the government only if they found any lapses in relief and rescue operation”.

The chief minister claimed that there was no flood in the state but only  excess rainfall in some areas which inundated the low lying areas.

He said the state government has enhanced the compensation to the kin of the diseased from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh and announced that the people who had lost their houses would be adequately compensated. 

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