KORAPUT: Congress MLAs of Koraput district have accused the State Government of shielding the officials who are yet to reach the areas damaged by cyclone Hud Hud for relief and rescue operations.
MLAs of Jeypore, Koraput, Laxmipur and Kotpad blamed the Collector of not monitoring the restoration works properly and alleged that public representatives are being ignored by the administration in the time of distress.
Koraput MLA Krushana Sagaria said the Collector is yet to hold a coordination meeting with the MLAs, MP and district officials to monitor the relief works at the grassroots. “Even the Chief Minister did not declare a relief package for the district during his visit,” he said. They threatened to resort to agitation if the administration does not act fast.
Jeypore MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati alleged that the Government did not send relief to affected areas having support for the Congress.
Laxmipur MLA Kailash Kulesika and his Kotpad counterpart Chandra Sekhar Majhi were present.
On Thursday, Energy Minister and District Planning Board Chairman Pranab Dash visited the cyclone ravaged areas and reviewed the rescue and rehabilitation works. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit cyclone hit Potangi block on October 20.