Bihar minister rubbishes Sushil Modi’s ‘baseless’ allegation

Bihar Water Resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan slammed senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for seeking registration of cases against CM Nitish Kumar and the WRD minister for loss of lives in recent flood.

By: PTI | Patna | Published: September 3, 2016 7:12:25 pm
Bihar, floods, bihar flood, WRD minister, Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, Sushil Modi, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, allegations, apology, India news Bihar: “Sushil Modi should prove flood happening anywhere in Bihar currently following breach of embankment or else tender apology,” said Bihar WRD minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan. (Source: File)

Bihar Water Resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan on Saturday slammed senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for seeking registration of cases against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the WRD minister for loss of lives in recent flood following breach in embankment.

“Sushil Modi should prove flood happening anywhere in Bihar currently following breach of embankment or else tender apology,” Lallan told reporters.

Media reports quoted Modi as saying in Katihar on Friday that cases should be registered against the CM and the WRD minister for murder under section 302 for loss of lives following breach in embankment.

“Its bundle of lies,” the Bihar WRD minister said, making a strong counter-attack on the BJP leader.

“Sushil Modi is crossing his limits, he is a politician and should make statement remaining within limits. By crossing limits he might have to face legal action in future,” Lallan said in a terse reaction to the BJP leader.

Lallan said Modi had “mania” to be in news “for which he makes unsubstantiated allegations against rivals”.

“By making such baseless charges, the senior BJP leader is trying to demoralise departmental engineers who are working day and night for safety of embankments in the recent flood,” he said.

“Due to heavy discharge of rain waters from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, water level in Ganga rose above danger level at many places inundating many areas,” he added.

The Bihar WRD minister reiterated his CM’s opinion that siltation due to Farakka Dam caused flood every year in Bihar, adding, that until the Farakka Dam was dismantled and a national siltation policy formulated, flood would keep troubling Bihar every year.

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