Kolkata: The flood situation in West Bengal is getting worse day-by-day. In midst of it, the statement of ruling Trinamool party's MP Dev has further put the government into jeopardy.
While inspecting the Panshkura area here, the MP from Medinipur’s Ghatal said, “The common man is complaining of serious troubles because of the worsening flood situation. That is why I’m here to assess the situation. It is also true that we were not ready for this kind of magnitude of flood. This kind of continuous rain has damaged the roads severely. I shall pray to the God to stop the rains.”
Shortly after Dev's comments, the opposition critisised the state government which has not been able to tackle the flood situation. In such circumstance, the MP’s words have only proved to add fuel to fire, the Congress and Left parties are accusing the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government of lacking in long term plans to fight such natural calamity and are not armed to tackle the flood situation in West Bengal.
At a time when the Chief Minister herself has travelled to Habra to take stock of the flood situation and has also dispatched four of the minister to different parts of the state to gauge the problem at hand, such a comment by Dev have put the government in serious discomfort.
Meanwhile, the toll in the West Bengal floods today shot up to over 70 and affecting 36 lakh people.