Which video did Shashi Tharoor share, immediately LG Saxena called him, then the Congress leader was seen praising him

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday revealed how Delhi’s incessant rains left his Lutyens’ house flooded with a foot of water and he could not attend the Parliament session earlier in the day. Delhiites woke up to the city submerged in rain on Friday. Several parts of the city were flooded, water entered homes and vehicles were submerged, leading to kilometre-long traffic jams. Heavy rains, thunderstorms and lightning have hit several areas of Delhi, Noida and Gurugram since Thursday. Sharing a video of waterlogging outside his residence, Tharoor said that when he woke up, he saw that his house in Lutyens’ Delhi was flooded, with every room filled with up to a foot of water. Carpets and furniture, in fact everything on the ground was ruined. Apparently, the stormwater drains in the neighbourhood are clogged, so the water has nowhere to drain.

Tharoor, who entered the 18th Lok Sabha by defeating then Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, joked that he thought he would need a boat to reach Parliament. However, the authorities managed to drain out water from the roads, allowing him to reach on time. “I warned my Parliament colleagues that I cannot reach there without a boat. But the city managed to drain out water from the roads, and I reached on time!” the MP from Thiruvananthapuram said. Both Houses–Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha–resumed proceedings on Friday to discuss the motion of thanks to the President’s address.

Shashi Tharoor praised Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, calling him a “conscientious civil servant”. These words of praise came soon after Tharoor shared a video of flooded roads outside his home in Lutyens’ Delhi and received a call from the Delhi Lieutenant Governor. Like many other politicians and the public, Shashi Tharoor too suffered severe inconvenience due to flooding following heavy rains in Delhi. Surprised and impressed that this tweet got a call from the Delhi Lieutenant Governor himself within minutes! VK Saxena was courteous and responsive and explained the obstacles to effective action arising from the division of responsibilities between the Central and State governments.

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