`Criminal negligence` of Modi Govt behind water problems: GPP
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Narendra Modi, by targeting the Centre over the Narmada Dam issue, was shielding his "criminal negligence" of the past 12 years in non-completion of canal construction works.
"During BJP`s foundation Day function Chief Minister had claimed people are facing water problem because the Central Government had been refusing permission to build gates on Narmada Dam. This is a ploy to cover up his criminal negligence of not completing the construction work of Narmada canals for the past 12 years," GPP General Secretary Gordhan Zadafia said while addressing the media here.
Since 2006, height of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river has reached 121.92 meters and that was enough for the storage of water which could have been used for irrigation in 10 lakh hectares of agriculture land and to provide drinking water to 11,000 villages and cities, he said.
"But because of criminal negligence of this Government people of Gujarat had been deprived of water for the past seven years. And to cover up his failure, Chief Minister is now blaming the Central Government."
The former Minister alleged that since last September, State Government was aware about deficient rain in the monsoon season. Still, it did not devise a plan to avoid the water problem which people are now facing.
"To give a strong voice to the people`s problems, GPP is going to launch a state-wide programme in the coming days," Zadafia said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Importance of viewers' comments and remarks on reported news
- DNA: Has PM Modi's mention of Balochistan during I-Day speech unsettled China?
- DNA: Why commuting by bus in India is an unpleasant experience
- DNA: Elderly couple forced to live separately after 62 years; images go viral
- DNA: Unhappy with stint in Rio, Kim Jong-un announces penalty for North Korean olympians
- Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue; terrorism emanating from Pakistan, visa issues on agenda
- UP polls: Rahul Gandhi to cover 2,500 km, 233 Assembly constituencies, 39 districts, but no big rallies
- Lionel Messi's Argentina return hampered by groin injury, Sergio Aguero too ruled out
- Curfew lifted in Kashmir Valley, Rajnath Singh to head all-party team on Sept 4
- ISS astronaut Jeff Williams shares captivating image of the USA's west coast! - See pic