BJP MP Ramkripal Yadav had a narrow escape on Wednesday when his makeshift boat flipped during his visit to flood-hit areas in in Masaurhi near Bihar capital Patna. Yadav, who was travelling in the boat along with several others, was rescued by locals.
Yadav was riding a contraption made with the help of tyre tubes tied to bamboo shafts, apparently on account of non-availability of boats, to cross the Dardha along with some of his supporters. The contraption was about a few yards from the shore when it tilted and all those aboard, including the MP, fell into the river
The MP remained unconscious for a few seconds during which the people fanned him with their 'gamchas' (towel) to help him recover after which, Yadav, looking haggard from the shock and suffocation, was led to his destination.
Later, speaking to news agency ANI, he accused his own party BJP and JDU-led coalition government of neglecting rural areas. "State administration is only focusing on Patna. They are not looking at rural areas, people are crying. Cattle are dying due to unavailability of food. Even I didn't get a boat, I had to use a makeshift boat to visit flooded areas," he said.
At least 55 people have died inrain-related incidents in Bihar following torrential showersthat took place between September 27 and 30, leading to aflood-like situation in many parts in the state including thecapital Patna.
(With PTI Inputs)