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Water Resource Minister blames 'rats' for floods in Bihar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 September 2017, 12:12 IST

Rats are once again gaining popularity in Bihar because of the state's Water Resource Minister Shri Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh.

Shockingly, water resources minister of Bihar Lalan Singh has claimed that rats are the reason behind the catastrophe in Bihar.

Lalan Singh reviewed the flood situation and claimed that rodents are the reason behind the seepage of Kamla Balan River, which in result caused floods. Lalan said that villagers, who are living near the river bank, attracted the rodents. Rodents carved out holes in the embankment thus weakening the foundation.

In Bihar floods, 525 people have died and over 1.70 crore people were affected by the natural calamity.

On 26 August, PM Narendra Modi had done aerial survey along with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and reviewed the flood-hit-areas. He announced that immediately relief fund of Rs 500 crore will be provided to the affected people.

This is not for the first time that rats got blamed for something in Bihar.

Earlier, the state police also gave a similar statement that the rodents had finished off hundreds of litres of alcohol, that were seized from Bihar residents after the liquor ban. It had only come to the fore when the media caught up with the police and discovered that the bottles were missing from police 'malkhanas' (stores).

First published: 2 September 2017, 12:12 IST