Govt indifferent to catastrophic flood situation: Khaleda

Govt indifferent to catastrophic flood situation: Khaleda

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Dhaka-BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday alleged that people in the country’s flood-affected areas are going through untold sufferings due to the government’s apathy to stand beside them with adequate relief materials.In a statement, she said, “The flood victims have been left reeling from serious miseries without food, pure drinking water and medicine. The government is indifferent and inactive about facing this catastrophic situation.”
The BNP chief also alleged that the government still could not take any effective step to reach enough relief materials to the flood victims to assuage their sufferings.
She observed that thousands of houses, huge crops and farmlands were devastated by the flooding.
Besides, Khaleda said, many roads in the flood-hit areas went under water, and many educational institutions remained closed, hampering academic activities. “Villages after villages, dams and markets are going in the river gorge as riverbanks erosion has turned worse in different districts… I don’t have suitable words to extend my sympathy to the sufferers.”
Khaleda urged the government and her party leaders and activists and all other people, irrespective of their party and opinion, to promptly stand beside the flood victims to alleviate their sufferings and recover their losses.
Meanwhile, BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office alleged the government has failed to stand beside the flood victims with necessary relief materials.
“A serious flood has affected the country. The extent of sufferings and damages caused by the flood in many areas have exceeded that of the 1988 flood… the government’s ineffective effort is still visible. It’s not only unfortunate, but also condemnable,” he said.
The BNP leader claimed that their party leaders and activists are working with their best efforts to assist people in the flood-affected areas.
Nazrul said the country has been affected with the flood as the water from the upstream has been diverted to Bangladesh. “It’s not a natural flood. Bangladesh wouldn’t have affected with flood after such small scale of rainfall had the water flow been normal in the upstream.”

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