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AP Govt failed to provide relief to flood victims: Naidu

Written by: Staff

Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, Aug 9 (UNI) The former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N Chandrababu Naidu today alleged that the Andhra Pradesh Government has failed to provide succour to the flood affected people.

Talking to newspersons here, he said more bund areas were breached now, which had not occurred during floods in 1986 and 1996.

The people were suffering even after a week's time, he alleged.

Mr Naidu alleged that no patrolling was done along the bund and Government did not follow the river manual. The Government did not arrange boats and sand bags to meet the situation, he added.

He alleged that the police refused to provide guest house to him, citing security problem, due to Sonia Gandhi's visit.

He alleged ''The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar should have visited the area to assess the damage. But what is the use of Sonia's visit?. She can visit as party President, but justice will not be meted out to the victims.'' Mr Naidu alleged that the Government had also reduced the quantum of compensation from 1.5 lakh rupees to Rs 50,000.

He said the Government should undertake relief and sanitation work to prevent any epidemic and communicable diseases. The Chief Minister should treat it as a national disaster and get funds from the Centre, he added.

Later, Mr Naidu left for the flood affected mandals of Ayinavilli, Mummidivaram.


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