Bengaluru rains: Twitterati lose cool, slam Karnataka government for apathy over havoc on streets

By: | Published: October 15, 2017 4:17 PM

Torrential rain in Bengaluru is wreaking havoc and flooding several localities thereby adversely affecting daily life and more than it, it has entered streets, houses and vehicles too causing immense financial damage

Bengaluru rain, rain in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah, Karnataka government, Bemngaluru rain twitter, Congress, BJP, The sorry state of Bengaluru following the rains has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition BJP too, which alleged that chief minister Siddaramaiah has failed to do his duties. (ANI)

Torrential rain in Bengaluru is wreaking havoc and flooding several localities thereby adversely affecting daily life and more than it, it has entered streets, houses and vehicles too causing immense financial damage. But more than anything else there has been a tragic loss of life. In the last 15 days, nine people have lost their lives in road accidents caused due to potholes created by the downpour that drew sharp criticism from the public. The sorry state of Bengaluru following the rains has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition BJP too, which alleged that chief minister Siddaramaiah has failed to do his duties. CM Siddaramaiah, however, flayed the opposition for “politicising” the deaths. He said the removal of encroachments and desilting of stormwater drains would be intensified in the coming days.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has sought a report from the Karnataka party unit on the poor state of roads in the rain-battered city following the demise of people allegedly due to potholes, PTI reported. The apathy of the state government towards the condition of people has drawn reactions from all walks of life. People flooded Twitter with pictures and comments, some trolling, some voicing their grievances. Here’s a look at how the social media reacted to the Bengaluru rains:

Siddaramaiah and George, who toured rain-affected areas today, also faced the ire of residents who complained that there was no one around to save them when water entered their houses, PTI reported. BJP state unit president B S Yeddyurappa also visited the rain-hit areas and blamed Siddaramaiah for the deaths. The BJP leader also announced a compensation of Rs one lakh to kin of deceased.

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