Utkal express derailment: Over 21 people died and more than 95 people were injured after Haridwar bound Kalinga Utkal Express went off the tracks, 25 km from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday evening. According to the officials, 14 coaches were derailed.
“We agree that Gorakhpur is not a picnic spot but instead has been turned into a murderous spot by utter negligence, lack of accountability and total callousness,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said
CM Yogi targets Rahul, Akhilesh over Gorakhpur visit; Rahul says don’t cover up
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Yogi Adityanath, who is also in Gorakhpur, lashed out at Rahul Gandhi earlier saying he will not allow Gorakhpur to become a ‘picnic spot’ ahead of the Congress leader’s visit.
Updesh Yadav Samajwadi, a resident of Kilapur in the district here, allegedly posted derogatory comments against Adityanath on his Facebook page on Thursday night, Virendra Chauhan, the police station in-charge of Mirzapur, said.
The political heat will soar in Gorakhpur as Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit the hospital later today. He will also make stops at homes of four families who have lost their children in the tragedy.
“The chief minister will be here on a day’s visit to inaugurate ‘Swachch Uttar Pradesh – Swasthya Uttar Pradesh campaign’ which will be carried out between August 20-25 in all the districts,” BJP spokesman of the region Satyendra Sinha said.
The officials have been asked to get the traffic diversion and alternative routes published in newspapers a day before the VVIP visit for convenience of people besides issuing alerts on the website and app of traffic police and on social media sites.
The party leaders said they did not believe the panel formed by the state government would conduct a fair inquiry when the government believed that the deaths were not because of oxygen shortage.
Yogi Adityanath said those who work for strengthening the cultural unity of the country are called communal
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: In Lucknow, amid allegations that shortage of oxygen cylinders at the hospital had led to the deaths, UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that loss of life due to such a reason was nothing less than a “heinous crime”.
Microphones in place, the Tricolour secure atop a pole with rose petals sprinkled at the base, artificial flowers placed on tables for the guests of honour, the children, aged between three and sixteen, began falling into queues.
The children, many of whom were admitted in the encephalitis ward of the BRD hospital in Gorakhpur, died allegedly due to disruption in the supply of oxygen, a claim that the Uttar Pradesh government has dismissed.
“The first revolt of 1857 started from a region in Uttar Pradesh,” the Chief Minister said.
If Adityanath had gone to Gorakhpur Monday, he had to return either the same night or early Tuesday as he had to attend the Independence Day event in the state capital.