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‘Heart goes out for flood victims, prayed for people’

Banerjee says it is not her first visit to the Mahanayak’s Bhawanipore house for attending the puja, which the actor himself initiated. ‘My heart goes out to the flood affected people of Bengal. Yet one has to attend some Bengali rituals. I ask nothing for myself, but want the people of the state to benefit and be blessed’, said Banerjee.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in the state’s six districts remained grim, even as the death toll rose to 17 with reports of eight more deaths from different districts on Friday.

‘There is no major change in the state’s flood situation. With therelease of more water by DVC, some more areas in Hooghly and Burdwan districts have been inundated,’ the state’s Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee said.

Banerjee, who visited the flood-affected areas on Thursday, attributed the floods to the sudden release of water from reservoirs in Jharkhand in a Facebook post.

‘I have visited four districts in the past two days and have seen how the flow of water from DVC barrages, released without any consultation and prior information to the state government, had inundated a large number of villages. Release of water from Galudhi barrage of Jharkhand government further added to our woes,’ Banerjee wrote.

‘It was not due to rains. There was no continuous monitoring of those agencies who abruptly released water,’ she alleged.
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