Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has been accused of ignoring the plight of accident victims on the Yamuna Expressway following a pile-up there.
An Agra-based doctor, Ramesh Nagar, was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a car in Irani’s convoy on the expressway. Dr Nagar’s 15-year-old daughter Sandili was riding pillion along with her 12-year-old cousin, who was severely injured.
The teenager alleges that she begged for help but “Smriti Irani ignored us”, contradicting the minister’s tweet after the accident.
Tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quiet sometime and ensured they reach a hospital. Pray for their safety.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 5, 2016
Ms Irani’s spokesperson has strongly denied the allegation. He said that car no. 5315 named in the FIR is not part of the minister’s convoy. He also says that the minister stopped to call a police officer for an ambulance even though she was hurt in the pile-up.
Ms Irani was on her way to Delhi after attending a BJP youth convention in Mathura when her car was caught in the pile-up on the Noida expressway.