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BJP alleges shortage of flood relief materials in Garo Hills

TURA: The Garo Hills unit of the BJP which undertook a survey of the flood-affected region in the plains of West Garo Hills district has alleged that the relief materials distributed so far have failed to reach all the affected villages.

BJP leaders in Garo Hills distribute relief to flood-hit people. ST Photo

The delegation of the BJP leaders led by state vice-president Edmund K Sangma and state organizing secretary Jagdamba Mall visited the flood affected areas in Selsella, Rajabala, Singimari, Bhaitbari, Phulbari and Tikrikilla. They also organized distribution of food items for the flood-displaced people.

Returning from a survey and relief distribution, the BJP alleged that the state government had been slow to react to the situation.

“There are as many as seven villages under Tikrikilla Community and Rural Development block where relief has not reached the affected people,” claimed Edmund K Sangma.

The party further alleged that in the Mahendraganj constituency of South West Garo Hills district another seven villages have been affected by flood waters with no relief having been provided.

The BJP delegation paid a visit to several relief camps including two at Rajabala, state veterinary dispensary and the Namabilla camp.

“In many affected areas people are facing shortage of drinking water since the springs and wells have been inundated by flood waters,” stated the BJP.

“Our party is going to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation for farmers who have lost their standing crops because the cultivation season is almost over. Farmers will have nothing to fall back on next year,” cautioned the BJP delegation.






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