On Monday, BJP chief Amit Shah has given a shameful and disgusting statement regarding Gorakhpur tragedy. He rejected the Congress’s demand for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s resignation and said, “It is Congress’s job to ask for resignation. In a big country like India, there have been many such incidents in the past. This is not the first time.”
According to The Indian Express, Shah further added: “Ye sarkar policy banati hai policy badalti hai aur policy ke aadhar par yojnayein bana kar political will ke saath implementation karti hai. (This government forms policies, amends policies and based on these policies formulates plans and implement them with political will).”
Shah also criticized the Congress party and targetted the Karnataka government: “Siddaramaiah, where is the money going, farmers are not getting any assistance, dalits are not getting any support, poor people are not receiving any grant, infrastructure is not increasing, people of Karnataka wants an answer. I am asking this publicly where has the increase of Rs 130923 crores in grants gone?).”
Almost 72 children have died in Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Hospital since August 7 due to the lack of oxygen supply.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud has denied to take suo motu cognisance of deaths of children.