Bihar: BJP demands all party committee probe on embankment breach

"Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is threatening to lodge cases against the Opposition in order to muzzle its voice."said Sushil Kumar Modi.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: September 4, 2016 6:58 pm
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Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday demanded the Bihar government conduct an inquiry by an all party committee into the breach of embankments in the state and said the state government should stop muzzling the Opposition’s voice.

“Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is threatening to lodge cases against the Opposition in order to muzzle its voice. The government should conduct an inquiry by an all party committee into the incident of embankment breach,” Sushil said. He had earlier said the Gumti Tola link embankment, constructed under MG-NREGA, breached in Katihar and another embankment on Mahananda river was forcefully cut by local people near Kachaura in Katihar, which submerged 45 panchayats, but the administration remained a mute spectator.

Parts of Naugachhia (in Bhagalpur district) submerged due to a breach in Lakshmipur-Ganga Zamindari embankment, he had said. Taking strong note of Sushil’s statements regarding breach in embankments, state Water Resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh had yesterday challenged him to prove that the present floods in the state was a result of breach in embankment and had termed Sushil’s allegations as a “bundle of lies”.

Reacting to Singh’s comments, Sushil said “BJP is not afraid of such threats. The government has miserably failed in carrying out relief and rescue operations for flood victims… Instead of threatening the Opposition, the minister should concentrate on his department.”