'Patna water-logging exposed sewerage failure, graft'

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Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, has attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the recent water-logging in the city, saying it not only exposed the failure of the drainage system but also the corruption involved in it.

Yadav also termed as 'shameful' Kumar's blaming of 'nature's fury' and "Hathiya Nakshatra" (constellation) for the deluge.

"The entire city has been inundated with rainwater. It is a complete failure of the drainage system and tells about the huge scam (involved in it)," Yadav, the former deputy chief minister, told reporters here on Saturday.

Many parts of the Bihar capital were inundated following downpour for three consecutive days from September 27 onwards.

"Now, Nitish Kumar is saying that the inundation happened because of nature's fury and hathiya nakshatra...it is a shameful statement," he said.

Officers responsible for the deluge have suddenly disappeared, the RJD leader said, adding they are either abroad or have taken "sanyas" (renunciation).

He termed the ongoing war of words between the BJP and the JD(U) as "a fight between animals". 

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