Gadchiroli Aug. 30 (District Correspondent) Even as the state of Maharashtra is suffering from the flood loss, the help of the state government has not reached to the affected people as yet and it has remained on papers only, alleged Mr. Jayant Patil, State President of Nationalist Congress Party and demanded immediate relief to the flood affected people.
Mr. Patil was on a tour of the district today to address the party workers meet and addressed the press conference at the Government Rest House here this afternoon.
Many parts of the state have been affected by the recent flood and heavy rains. The people in Gadchiroli district too suffered a lot as their crops were damaged, houses were collapsed. Many people had to stay on the road in makeshift huts, lives of many people were destroyed, Mr. Patil pointed out. Even after all this the state government has not acted and given any help to the affected people as yet. The Chief Minister should have taken early steps in this serious matter because he was the Guardian Minister of this district but the ruling leaders are so busy in their own internal affairs that they don’t find time to look into the people’s difficulties, he alleged.
We have repeatedly raised the issue on the floor of the state Assembly too but the government has not acted as yet, Mr. Patil said.
When his attention was sought towards the flood caused by Medigatta Project, Mr. Patil said the NCP was opposing this project since the beginning but it was ignored and project was constructed. Now a concrete solution should be found to tackle the issue and the affected people should be given early relief. Proper compensation should be given to the farmers whose lands have not been acquired during the construction of the project but who are suffering due to back waters, he suggested.
When asked about the future of the present government when the case is going on in the Supreme Court, Mr. Patil gave reference of one of the ruling party MLA’s statement that ‘the judgement of the court will not come out for the next five years’ and asked from where these people get this much confidence that they are so sure about judgement of the country’s highest court? These people have now started taking even the court for granted. This is simply shocking, he asserted.
In local elections NCP will give priority to its own candidates to contest but if needed alliance will be made with the alliance partners of Maha Vikas Aghadi, told Mr. Patil.
Also present at the press conference were Mr. Dharmarao Baba Atram, MLA from Aheri, Praveen Kute, State Spokesman, Yunus Sheikh, State Secretary, Prakash Taksande, District Working President, Nitin Bhatarkar, Divisional Youth NCP President, Leeladhar Bharadkar, District Youth NCP chief, Vijay Goradwar, City chief and others.
Photo Mr. Jayant Patil addressing the press conference as Mr. Dharmarao Baba Atram and others are seated.