In his letter, the former chief minister also claimed that the YSRCP failed in the management and assistance of the Krishna floods.

State govt ignored ISRO cautions Naidu writes to Jagan on Krishna floods
news Krishna Floods Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 19:14

Following the recent flooding in the banks of Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna river, which affected around 90 villages and resulted in thousands being displaced from their homes, former state chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has written a letter to YSRCP Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, accusing the latter for having allegedly ignored the precautions given by India's premier space agancy- ISRO.

Naidu claimed that not only did the state government fail the Krishna Flood Management and Assistance Action, they had not paid any heed to the warnings issued by the Central Water Board and ISRO.

“I was saddened after hearing the hardships by Krishna and Guntur district people. It appears almost as though the floods were deliberate. The YSRCP hasn’t shown as much interest in working for people as they have shown while playing with drones. The negligence of the government even resulted in the death of one person after a boat was removed. This can only be interpreted as deliberate damage and the expense for all such damage should be borne by the Government. Furthermore, the state should seek assistance from the Centre by writing a letter. Godavari flood victims too should receive assistance,” wrote Chandrababu Naidu in a letter to the YSRCP’s Jagan Mohan Reddy.

As of Saturday, August 17 over 11,000 people had been shifted to relief camps in Guntur and Krishna districts in the state of Andhra Pradesh, after the Krishna river began flooding. Two people were killed in the floods which affected around 90 villages and inundated several other surrounding areas.

The Krishna river crosses four states, and is in spate after the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka saw heavy rainfall over a span of two weeks. Several gates in dams across Maharashtra (where the Krishna river commences), Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were opened after water levels in dams across the four states were nearly filled to their capacity.


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