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Congress- BJP in war of words about Narmada floods

Congress- BJP in war of words about Narmada floods

Politics
Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad The Congress on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Gujarat had delayed the release of water from the Sardar Sarovar dam to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on September 17. The sudden release of water, the Opposition party said, led to floods in downstream Bharuch district and resulted in large-scale damage. “Despite heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and hourly monitoring of water levels in Narmada dam, the authorities did not release adequate amounts of water on September 15 and 16 and waited for the dam to overflow on September 17 to make someone happy,” Congress president Shaktisinh Gohil alleged. The Congress leader said that the timely release of water would have prevented floods in five distric...