Bengaluru: KPCC accuses Modi of ‘turning blind eye’ to mayhem caused by floods

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Bengaluru, Aug 13: With the flood situation receding in Northern Karnataka region even while heavy rains continued in the Malnad and Coastal regions, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has taken the gloves 

off to attack ruling BJP in the State and at the Centre and has directly accused Primed Minister Narendra Modi of ‘turning a blind eye’ to the mayhem caused by the floods in the State.

KPCC Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao has said the indifference and lack of response shown by the Prime Minister to the misery caused by the worst-ever flood havoc in the State has 'highlighted the unprecedented level of incompetence and ineptitude'’ of BJP and Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

"Does any government exist at all in State and the Centre? Such crass reception to the woes of people is insane,’’ the Congress leader said.

The Congress has urged the Centre to declare the situation as national calamity and immediately release of Rs 5,000 crore to the State for taking up relief and rehabilitation of the affected people.

The State government has sought immediate relief of Rs 3,000 crore from the Centre even as the damage to public and private properties/infrastructure was more than Rs 50,000 crore, the KPCC Chief said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have already conducted whirlwind tours and aerial surveys in northern parts of the State but disappointed the flood affected people, he said.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has even termed the rain havoc the 'biggest calamity in 45 years'.

With a one-man State Cabinet, a 'Governor-type rule' prevailed in the State. The Congress would be forced to launch protests if the government did not respond to the problems of the flood-affected people in the next few days, Dinesh Gundu Rao warned.

Former MP V S Ugrappa gave an ultimatum to the Modi regime to release an interim relief of Rs 5,000 crore to help the state tide over the flood crisis.

KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao, adding that during the UPA rule, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced Rs 1,600 crore immediately after the survey of flood hit areas.

"Is the state under President rule?" asked Dinesh Gundu Rao.


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  • Bhavya Baliga, Manipal / Sacramento

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    I feel that it is cheap of a statement issued by the KPCC President wthout a single drop of rain on him!

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Whah!! What a perfect observation sitting in a cozy chair in the air-conditioned comfort!!! And what a descriptive language!
    I wish he comes out of the comfort of his chamber and looks around when sea of humanity is being rescued and reinstated efficiently, military & RSS volunteers are being thanked profusely and nature fury is confronted with valour.

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    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Gundu your gundu is not enough and no one will listen to you ! you finished gundoo ! your chapter is closed ! people forget the things within a second ! even they doent agree with NEHRU point of view including MAHATHMA nowadays ! They listen only when you start to talk about RAMA, COW, PATANJALI etc etc

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Idle mind is devil's workshop. Need to get some assignment to him in developing Indira canteen. You had enough speeches which won't work hereafter.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    Really feel sorry for these petty politicians.
    It is same as saying "Modi turned a blind eye when Pakistan attacked India". Don't make politics of natural disasters please. And yes, attack by Pakistan is a natural disaster especially if you are not following history.
    You have a CM in your state and the entire machinery behind. Flood also affected Kerala, Maharashtra and other states. Please be rational or the electorate will see through your designs.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    He is busy with Art 370 and Triple Talaq.

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  • Desh Bhakth, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    If Modi is blind then you should be a blind Bhakth only then both can fall in a self development deal. Floods have made way for BJP to knock at country's treasury for blinds sake not flood victims.

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