New York [US], June 5 (ANI): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out the BJP-led authorities on the Centre over the Odisha triple practice accident, claiming that the one ideology that it espouses is to make excuses not settle for the truth.
The horrific collision and derailment, involving two passenger trains and a items practice, claimed the lives of 275 passengers and left over 1,000 injured.
Addressing the Indian diaspora in New York as a part of his ongoing go to to the US, Rahul on Monday stated within the wake of an identical practice tragedy when the Congress was in energy on the Centre, the then minister in control of the Railways had owned ethical duty and resigned.
“I bear in mind a practice accident when the Congress occasion was in energy. The Congress didn’t say that the practice crashed due to the fault of the British. The Congress minister (in control of the Railways ministry on the time) stated, ‘It’s my duty and I’m resigning’. So, that is the issue we have now again house, we make excuses and don’t settle for the truth,” the Congress chief stated.
Rahul claimed additional that the BJP was within the behavior of not proudly owning as much as his errors and shift the blame, as a substitute, to the Congress when questioned.
“You ask them (BJP) something, they may look again and go the blame. Ask them how the Odisha practice accident occurred. They’ll discuss what the Congress did 50 years in the past,” the Congress chief added.
The triple practice accident concerned the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Specific, the Coromandel Specific and the products practice on three separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar station within the Balasore district of Odisha.
Earlier, on Sunday, Rahul stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to instantly search the resignation of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in gentle of the Balasore practice tragedy.
Stepping up his assault on the central authorities, he stated in a tweet there was “no accountability even after 270+ deaths”, including, “The Modi authorities can’t run away from taking duty for such a painful accident. The Prime Minister ought to instantly search the resignation of the Railway Minister!”
Senior Congress chief and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh, too, demanded the resignation of the Railways minister within the wake of the triple practice tragedy in Odisha.
Expressing grief over the horrific incident on Friday night, Singh advised reporters, “How may such an incident have occurred after the Railway minister stated repeatedly that the system is fool-proof and no extreme accident may ever occur. He (Ashwini Vaishnaw) is an ex-IAS officer of the Odisha cadre the place this tragedy occurred. There’s a precedent of Lal Bahadur Shastri resigning because the Railways minister within the wake of an identical accident. “
“We don’t count on this from PM Modi’s cupboard. If he (Ashwini Vaishnaw) has any disgrace, he ought to step down instantly,” the veteran Congress chief stated.
On Saturday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, too, hit out at Railways minister saying that “he ought to tender his resignation” taking ethical duty for the lack of lives within the Balasore accident.
“The complete nation is saddened by the incident. Have they got any morality or not? The BJP, which makes such tall claims on morality, ought to ask the minister to resign,” the Congress chief stated.
With out taking names, the Chhattisgarh CM stated, “The BJP, which speaks so typically about duty, ought to ask its minister to tender his resignation after this horrific practice accident. The Railway minister had stated a system had been launched whereby if a practice strays right into a mistaken monitor, it’s stopped mechanically at a distance of 400 metres from the opposite practice. So, why couldn’t this method forestall this accident in his state? Since our Railways minister is from Odisha, the onus is on him to take responsibiity for such a significant incident and tender his resignation. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen whether or not he’ll achieve this,” Baghel stated.
Expressing anguish over the incident, Baghel condoled the lack of lives within the accident and wished a speedy restoration of the injured.
Hitting again at Opposition leaders amid the demand for the Railway minister’s sacking within the wake of the Balasore accident, the BJP stated this wasn’t the time to play politics over the lack of lives. (ANI)
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