Tejashwi Yadav urges Nitish Kumar to meet PM on flood issue | Patna News

PATNA: Leader of opposition in the state assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, on Wednesday wrote a letter to chief minister Nitish Kumar, urging him to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet him with an all-party delegation to sort out the flood-related issues in Bihar.
Tejashwi, in his letter, stated that Bihar faces flood and drought every year, leading to loss of human life as well as wealth.
Reminding the CM of river linking projects announced in 2011, which were supposed to link Bagmati and Budhi Gandak, Budhi Gandak and Ganga and Kosi-Bagmati-Ganga, Tejashwi said the Centre in 2019 had given clearance to linking of only Kosi and Mechi rivers. “But unfortunately, even this project has not been implemented yet,” he added.
The RJD leader demanded that construction of canals and dams should be announced as national projects so that the limited resources of the state could be used in other developmental works.
Taking a jibe at the Centre and the state government, Tejashwi said people of Bihar were still suffering despite the double-engine government. “They have 39 out of 40 MPs from Bihar. But forget special status to the state, even a special package has not been given to Bihar. In the past four years, Bihar has not got even proper funds for relief measures against floods, while states with lesser population and damages got more financial aid from the Centre. There is a need to think about it,” Tejashwi wrote.
This is for the second time in recent past that Tejashwi has urged CM Nitish to meet PM Modi. In August, Nitish had led an all-party delegation to meet the PM with the demand for countrywide caste census.

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