Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Political Mirror


Siddaramaiah visits inundated areas in Bengaluru on boat

BENGALURU: Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday took a boat ride to the water-logged Ecospace layout near Bellandur lake here and spoke to the residents there to understand their problems.

Flanked by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel and the members of fire and emergency services, the Leader of Opposition in the assembly visited areas that were submerged after two days of heavy downpour in the city and interacted with the distressed people.

Later, in a tweet, he said, Today I visited waterlogged Ecospace on Bellandur ring road in Bellandur, listened to the problems faced by the residents there, and assured them to talk to the government to find a permanent solution to the problem. The former CM also met the family members of the 23-year-old woman who was electrocuted to death three days ago in the city. The incident had caused outrage among the denizens.

The people of ‘Silicon Valley of India’ suffered because the BJP government in the state failed to desilt lakes or clear encroachments on water bodies and their feeder canals in the last three years, he alleged in a statement.

“People are suffering because of the carelessness of the government. It is justified that the people of the city are rebuking the government for being irresponsible in giving compensation to those who lost their lives due to rain and flood,” the Congress stalwart said.

Meanwhile, water receded in Epsilon, the gated community of billionaires, including Rishad Premji near Nagawara Lake.

Vinod Kaushik, the Chief Executive Officer of a construction startup told PTI that water has receded and now the residents of Epsilon have the task to clean up their houses which is now filled with slush.

The areas, which were inundated following the unprecedented rains, slowly limped back to normalcy after the water receded.

Source: Press Trust of India

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday appointed Kirti Azad as the new in-charge for its Goa unit. He joined  TMC after meeting TMC...


NEW DELHI: The three-member Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai on Thursday signed the final order on...


NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday tweeted a video of Rahul Gandhi apparently at a nightclub in Nepal, inviting a strong response from the...


NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday issued a notice to to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren seeking his stand on charges that...

Rajya Sabha

AMARAVATI: The ruling YSR Congress on Tuesday announced four candidates, including two from neighbouring Telangana, for as many Rajya Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh,...