Water row brews, this time over Farakka

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    Is Mamata Bannerjee totally wrong to get miffed?
     
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    Everything about her is wrong, but then I have a pro-Buddha (not pro-CPI(M)) bias.
     
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    This is an issue on which I completely support Mamata. She is absolutely right to get miffed.
     
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    If Bhagirathi dries up, then it is curtains for the lower reaches of the Indo Gangetic plain, mainly Bengal.

    Yet, one has to also worry about India's relationship with Bangladesh.

    What is the solution?
     
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    I had to wade in waist deep water on M. G. Road on my way to College Street from Sealdah. If such situations can be averted, I'd let all the water go into Bangladesh. I really don't care. Of course, we need to care for the farmers and their crops. Why not invest in reservoirs and the river-linking project instead of getting miffed? Indo-Bangla water sharing has to be under the aegis of international laws, not the whims of Mamata. I am sure MMS government was going by those laws. Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    I support Mamata didi on this issue as well as Teesta where she did not allow additional water to be let to BD, otherwise find her a hysterical and emotional woman. During MMS recent BD visit Assam land was gifted to BD. With Congi central govt continuing Nehru's idiotic legacy and Congi state govt in Assam it was possible. I dont like to support regional parties generally, but in Teesta case I must say Didi stood up for our fellow Indians in Poschimo Bongo.
     
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    She often stands up for the wrong people, much to the misfortune of fellow Indians [sic.].

    See this [graphic]: GOURANGA CHATTERJEE: THIRD ARREST IN GYANESHWARI TRAIN ACCIDENT
     
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    Well, Mamata Banerjee and TMC do not seem to be confidence inspiring based on Mamata's past performance as Railways Minister etc also the news reports from WB. Is she more than just a rabble rouser ? Dont know, only time will tell.
     
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    To be frank, the fault for flooding is because of Dr BC Roy and then every CM.

    Dr Roy built Salt Lake township at the expense of the natural drainage of flood waters into the Eastern catchment area.

    Thereafter, all chased the golden goose i.e. real estate and the goose Kolkata died!
     
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    Mamata Bannerjee is a cosmetic person.

    But as far as the waters is concerned, she is spot on!
     
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    Didn't think of it that way. I see what you are saying. That was indeed an unplanned expansion and lack of foresight. Now, Kolkata needs a lot of investment only for handling the flood waters.

    I have been in floods twice, once in Kolkata and once in Mumbai. I must say, it is not a pleasant experience.
     
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    Cant blame you.

    You are the modern generation.

    I have been watching India grow with its ecstasies, dreams and sorrows!

    You all are seeing the good things of life and so you are all ever so excited and your disappointment is even greater.

    My generation has enjoyed the rags to riches phenomenon of India and also watched its stupidity to reach modernity without thought and planning.

    But then it is natural.

    I used to laugh when my parents' generation talked about a maund of rice for four annas!
     

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