New Delhi: With Bihar reeling under severe floods after mismanagement of dam and release of water from Nepal, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad drew flak for his comment calling people 'fortunate' for receiving Ganga water in their homes.
With water level in Bihar flowing 23cm above the danger level, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought help from the Centre to curb the extent of damage in the state. And in this farrago of entreating the Centre for help and inefficient management, Lalu Prasad told this to reporters: "It's a fortunate and welcome sight to find the Ganga at one's doorstep. You are fortunate that the Ganga has reached your homes. It does not always happen. In most cases you go to it."
It is being said that Lalu Prasad's comment is a jibe at the BJP who recently introduced a process through which they would sent bottled Ganga water to people's residences.
The Bihar floods have curiously been a reaction to the release of massive amount of water from Bansagar dam because Bihar received less-than-expected rainfall this Monsoon season. Swathes of land have been evacuated as families migrate to safer, drier places to escape the inundation.