Senior BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday deplored the slow pace of relief and rescue operations in Uttarakhand by the Centre and Vijay Bahuguna government. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said the Congress-led Uttarakhand government failed to make even drinking water available to the affected people. “The State authorities were virtually non-functional. The State disaster management plan was under preparation and actionable programmes were not prepared for various disasters,” he said. -Special Correspondent