Govt failed to deal with floods: Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy

HYDERABAD: TPCC President and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday toured several low-lying, submerged areas in Hyderabad and spoke to local residents. He inquired about problems in flood-hit areas in BS Maktha and Khairatabad.

Later, speaking to mediapersons, he alleged that the State government had completely failed to provide basic amenities to flood-hit people. He said after the last municipal corporation elections in Hyderabad, MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao had said he would develop Hyderabad in 100 days, but had not done so. He said Hyderabadis had seen the the result of seven years of development in the form of lives lost, houses submerged and roads turned into rivers.

“CM KCR was holding a routine review meeting with the Horticulture department when many lives were being lost in Hyderabad and huge damage was being caused to agriculture in rural Telangana due to heavy rains. Nero fiddled while Rome burned,” he said.

The MP assured that he would pressurise the government for quick relief measures and for distribution of relief materials to people in distress. He appealed to all Congress leaders to actively participate in relief measures. He spoke to officials concerned and demanded relief measures on a war footing.

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