Bihar Flood: BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav Fell Into River While Visiting His Constituency In Patna
In a freak incident, BJP MP and former Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav fell into Dardha River while visiting flood affected areas in his Parliamentary constituency.
How did MP Ram Kripal Yadav fall in the river?
The incident took place when the lawmaker was trying to cross the overflowing river on a contraption made with tyre tubes tied to bamboo shafts. But the contraption started tilting to one side only a few yards from the shore. The contraption couldn’t bear the load of lawmaker and his supports resulting in Ram Kripal Yadav falling into the river.
Who saved the lawmaker from river?
Locals standing at the bank of the river saved the lawmaker and his supporters. The locals immediately dived into the river to bring the lawmaker out. Ram Kripal Yadav fell unconscious for some time due to the shock.
Who is Ram Kripal Yadav?
A former deputy mayor of Patna, Ram Kripal Yadav was formerly with RJD before joining BJP in 2014. He shunned his long ties with Lalu Prasad Yadav to join BJP and defeated Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti in Parliamentary elections of 2014. He retained his seat in the 2019 elections.
Heavy rainfall over the weekend in Bihar created a flood like situation in the state. And the state capital Patna is among the 15 worst hit districts of the state. Ram Kripal Yadav was visiting his parliamentary constituency when he fell into river along with his supporters. He took the extreme step of crossing the river on a contraption due to unavailability of boats.