Rajinder Rana, vice-chairman of state disaster management committee and a senior Congress party leader, on Tuesday blasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of the state for raising unnecessary hue and cry on the situation created by floods and relief measures taken by the state government to help the affected people. Rana said BJP leaders who had failed to get anything from the central government were now targeting the Congress government of the state only to remain connected with the people. He said the state government had already taken timely steps to help the rain-affected people and a sum of Rs 54 crore had already been given to all the district administrations as relief money. Rana said the Congress party leaders all over state were visiting the flood-ravaged areas and submitting their reports to the chief minister so that timely action could be taken to help the flood-affected people. While taking a dig at state’s four members of parliament who had won the Lok Sabha elections on the plank of feel good factor, he said the situation was now otherwise. “Not even a single pro-people decision has been taken by the central government led by Narendra Modi and the role of local MPs has been highly disappointing. They have failed to bring any help or projects from their own central government and that is the reason why people are disillusioned with them and the BJP,” he added.
Rana said the bye-election results in various states have proved that people were rejecting the BJP and once again posing faith in other secular parties.