Agartala could have been swept like 1956
By Our Correspondent, 12/08/2017, Agartala

Experts have warned that the next time state capital is hit by flash flood it could be swept over . This happened once in 1956 when there was breach in embankment in Abhoynagar bridge area. But this time three breaches in Chandrapur, Pratapgarh and Dashamighat were contained in the nick of time. As things stand now low lying areas still remain under flood waters. But the threat of flood waters entering the capital with full force has diminished somewhat.

Chief minister Manik Sarkar visited some of the flood hit areas after facing criticism from concerned circles. But sources said Mr Sarkar himself was languishing under flood waters that entered his official quarter. Seeing that the chief minister is now by the side of flood hit people now several other politicians were also seen becoming hyper active. They included the likes of Gopal Roy.

But one leader who has shown the way this time in terms of standing by the side of the flood hit is definitely BJP state observer Sunil Deodhar. But CPI(M) and BJP seems to have entered a slugfest in terms of wooing the flood hit with the idea being to provide relief and also give the vote message ahead of the impending assembly poll.