Patna, Sep 28 (UNI) Concerned over the unprecedented waterlogging in the state capital, Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Rabri Devi today alleged that the Nitish Kumar government had miserably failed in discharging its constitutional obilgations.
Ms Rabri Devi said Mr Kumar had promised to evolve a permanent solution to the waterlogging problem within three months of coming to power and even after passage of two years nothing concrete had been done in this regard.
She said the situation had deteriorated and the people had never faced such waterlogging problem during her regime.
She said in such a situation Mr Kumar had no moral right to continue in power and he should immediately step down following his failure in discharging the constitutional obligation.
Meanwhile, CPI state secretary Badrinarayan Lal blamed Urban Development Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey for the condition and said it was all due to the mismanagement and negligence of the Municipal corporation and the concerned department.
Owing the moral responsibility, Mr Choubey should immediately resign from the post, he added.
Meanwhile, there was no let up in the situation arising due to the waterlogging in the state capital following heavy downpour as only a few motor pumps were operational to pump out the water and that too in the VVIP areas only.
Foul smell was emanating from the other waterlogged areas due to the floating garbage and filth.
The government hospitals, specially Nalanda Medical College Hospital, was in the worst condition as knee deep water was flowing under the beds of the patients.
The NMCH Superintendent failed to come to the hospital during the day as his chamber was inundated.
The junior doctors said it would be difficult for them to treat the patients if the water was not pumped out immediately.
Mr Choubey claimed that the municipal corporation was working on war footing to pump out the water from the waterlogged areas of the state capital.
Local met department predicted moderate to heavy rain during the next 24 hours.
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