Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 6 (ANI): Union Housing and City Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took a swipe at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for demanding the resignation of the Union Railways Minister following the Odisha practice tragedy. Puri acknowledged on Monday that the Railways Minister had spent a number of hours reviewing the accident website and efficiently restored the whole lot inside a span of simply 51 hours.
“Statements that Rahul Gandhi makes in and out of doors the nation, typically depart me baffled and apprehensive. I reminded him concerning the Nellie Bloodbath as properly….PM Modi went to go to that place. Three Union Ministers have been additionally there. And the whole lot went again inside 51 hours. The particular person to whom Rahul Gandhi is asking to resign is on the tragedy website for hours,” Puri mentioned.
A tragic three-way collision involving two passenger trains and a freight practice in Odisha on Friday resulted within the deaths of no less than 275 individuals and greater than 1,100 accidents.The accident occurred when the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Categorical entered a monitor the place a items practice was halted and collided with it, inflicting a number of coaches to veer onto the alternative monitor. The Howrah Categorical, touring from Yesvantpur to Howrah, then struck the carriages at excessive pace, leading to derailment.
Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mentioned that the Prime Minister ought to instantly search the resignation of Ashwini Vaishnaw for the tragic practice accident in Odisha’s Balasore.
The Congress chief stepped up the assault on the Central authorities stating that until now “no accountability even after 270+ deaths”.
“No accountability even after 270+ deaths! The Modi authorities can not run away from taking duty for such a painful accident. The Prime Minister ought to instantly search the resignation of the Railway Minister!” Rahul Gandhi mentioned in a tweet.
A number of Opposition leaders have been asking for Union Railways Minister’s resignation.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP)-led Central authorities over the Odisha practice accident, stating that ‘Dal mein kuch kaala hai’, we would like the reality to return out”.
“When yesterday he (Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw) was current with me and I discussed about anti-collision gadget, why didn’t he open his mouth? ‘Dal mein kuch kaala hai’, we would like the reality to return out,” Mamata mentioned whereas responding to a query concerning the interlocking system.
Congress chief Digvijay Singh additionally demanded Vaishnaw’s resignation citing the instance of Lal Bahadur Shashtri who had tendered his resignation after a practice accident throughout his tenure as minister for railways.
“When Railways Minister repeatedly says that our system is fool-proof and any extreme accident can not occur then how this occurred… He (Ashwini Vaishnaw) is an ex-IAS officer of Odisha cadre, the place this tragedy has taken place. There’s an instance the place in such a practice accident, Lal Bahadur Shastri had resigned from his put up,” mentioned Digvijaya Singh on Saturday.
“We don’t count on this from PM Modi’s cupboard, but when he (Ashwini Vaishnaw) has a bit of little bit of disgrace, he ought to resign,” the Congress chief mentioned.
Earlier Congress chief and former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan additionally demanded the Railway Minister’s resignation. “We demand the resignation of the Railway Minister, he ought to supply voluntary resignation and comply with the custom of Lal Bahadur Shastri,” Chavan mentioned.
He mentioned that the report of the inquiry ought to be made public.
“In keeping with the preliminary data, it’s a sign failure and such incidents have by no means occurred earlier than. It’s a very unlucky accident and the inquiry should be public…there needs to be a dialogue on such accidents,” Chavan mentioned. (ANI)
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