Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala has said that the government has failed at every stage of the crisis arising from the heavy monsoon rain and the resultant floods.

In an article here on Tuesday, Mr. Chennithala said the government had failed to go by the water management protocol and to take appropriate precautionary measures before opening the dams. It could not foresee the looming crisis though the dams in Idukki had filled up in July itself.

There were also warnings about landslips. The eyes of the government were clearly on the money it could earn by selling the power to be generated in Idukki, he said.

The Opposition Leader said the government’s inept handling of the situation had finally forced it to open all the dams simultaneously.

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