Seems like Bihar is facing many problems because of rats, some time back the state police claimed that the rodents have finished off more than 9 lakh litres of alcohol and now the state ministers have blamed them for the floods in Bihar. The devasting floods in the state have already taken lives of more than 500 lives.
The bizarre comment was made by the Lalan Singh who is the Water resources minister. After reviewing the situation, he claimed that rats had damaged the river embankments, which has, in turn, caused the floods in the state.
“Rats are the main reason behind the seepage of Kamla Balan River. Villagers tend to store their grains on the banks thus attracting the rodents. These animals then carve out holes in the embankments thus weakening the foundation,” said Lalan Singh
Meanwhile, the statement made by the minister has not got down well with the opposition parties. RJD spokesman Shakti Singh alleged that by making such statement Bihar government is trying to hide its failures.
“Sometimes they say that the rats have consumed the seized liquor, then they blame them for the floods. If rats are causing so much of problem, then they should come up with a plan to tackle the animals. But they haven’t done anything about that as these are baseless arguments,” he said.