Haryana is grappling with relentless rainfall as the monsoon season sweeps across the nation. The state has seen multiple incidents where the rainwater has entered residential areas including houses.
A video shared by news agency Asian News International showed a victim of the floods allegedly hitting an MLA from Jannayak Janta Party, part of the ruling alliance with BJP, in Haryana.
The incident reportedly occurred in Guhla as Ishwar Singh was assessing the flood-ravaged regions.
Angered over the breach of a 'bundh (small dam)' that led to water entering the village, causing floods, she slapped the legislator asking, "Why have you come now?"
Responding to the incident, Singh told ANI that he would not be taking any legal action against the woman. “I have forgiven her,” he said.
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#WATCH | Haryana: In a viral video, a flood victim can be seen slapping JJP (Jannayak Janta Party) MLA Ishwar Singh in Guhla as he visited the flood affected areas— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2023
"Why have you come now?", asks the flood victim pic.twitter.com/NVQmdjYFb0
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of areas affected by three days of incessant rains and announced ₹4 lakh ex gratia to the kin of those who died in rain-related incidents.
Ambala was the worst affected, he said, adding that the Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Panipat and Panchkula districts were also bearing the brunt of the heavy rain.
Food packets, water tankers and fodder for animals are being dispatched to the affected areas while people have been moved to safety, Khattar said.
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