On Tuesday, the Karnataka Congress made fun of the state’s revenue minister, R. Ashoka, for reportedly “sleeping” at a review meeting on waterlogging in Bengaluru.
CM Basavaraj Bommai is seated next to the minister in the meeting in a photo of the minister posted on the Karnataka Congress’ official Twitter account.
“Drowning comes in a variety of forms. Rain is drowning the state’s population. The pastor is dozing off! During the video conference reviewing the flood, Minister @RAshokaBJP was sound asleep. He will awaken if he is “Halal cut”! To the minister, it would be like saying, “He who has no cares sleeps forever, even in the market.” The event was tweeted.
This comes after CM Bommai convened a video conference on Monday to discuss rescue and relief efforts with District Collectors of flood-affected areas.
In the meanwhile, Bengaluru is experiencing significant waterlogging as a result of the relentless, heavy rains that have been disrupting traffic in several parts of the city since Tuesday morning.
Bengaluru residents continued to experience severe waterlogging since the water on the roads and byways from Monday’s deluge has not yet subsided.
Due to the severe rainfall, several areas of the state are experiencing flooding-like conditions.
For example, due to significant waterlogging in Bengaluru brought on by nonstop torrential rains, several IT workers in India’s Silicon Valley used tractors on Monday to go to work.
Yemalur, near the HAL Airport, is now entirely underwater. On Monday, several residents working for IT businesses used tractors to get to their workplaces.
On Tuesday, Bommai attributed the present state of affairs in the city to the state’s former Congress-led administration. Bommai told reporters present: “Bengaluru, in particular, has seen exceptional rainfall in Karnataka. In the last 90 years, there has not been this type of rain.
All of the tanks are bursting with content. Rainfall is constant. It is pouring right now.” He stated: “This occurred due to poor and haphazard management by the previous Congress government. This is the outcome of the Congress government’s poor leadership.
They never considered keeping the waters clean. Instead, they granted permission all around the lakes and buffer zone.”
The chief minister said the government addresses the city’s waterlogging issue 24 hours daily.
He said that control rooms were created to address problems. For example, Karnataka saw significant flooding earlier in July due to rain, which required rescue operations and relief efforts execution.
Additionally, Chief Minister Bommai had to ask the Center for financial support.