DEHRADUN: BJP chief and former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat mentioned that in a democracy responsibility often lies with people who’re unable to handle it. In a video that has gone viral on social media, Rawat reportedly mentioned in response to a query in regards to the Joshimath land subsidence crisis that “the responsibility lies with everyone in a democracy, some of them are wise, others less wise and still others”. much less sensible”.
“It’s an irony and even a beauty of a democracy that people in this system elect their representatives. So sometimes the burden or responsibility falls on people who can’t handle it. That creates problems,” Rawat mentioned.
As many as 849 properties in Joshimath have developed cracks from land subsidence and 258 households have been moved to momentary aid facilities, officers mentioned.
Rawat resigned as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in March 2021 and was succeeded by Tirath Singh Rawat, who additionally resigned inside 4 months, handing over to incumbent Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Regarding the dismantling of the District Development Authorities that have been put in place throughout his tenure as Chief Minister, the BJP chief mentioned that they have been created due to the excessive seismic vulnerability of Uttarakhand.
“They (the DDAs) were created so that infrastructure and development projects could be done in a planned way,” Rawat mentioned, including that it hurts to take into consideration dismantling them.
Tirath Singh Rawat who had succeeded Trivendra Rawat as Chief Minister had dismantled the DDA.