Gorakhpur a murderous spot: Congress hits back at Yogi Adityanath

“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

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 20, 2017 9:22 am
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The Congress on Saturday hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for attacking party vice president Rahul Gandhi over his visit to Gorakhpur. The main Opposition party said the Chief Minister has insulted the “sacred memory” of the children who died at BRD Medical College by reducing the debate to cheap politicking. Responding to the Chief Minister’s assertion that Gorakhpur was not a picnic spot, the Congress said the city was not a “picnic spot”, but “murderous spot”.

“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. It is the spot where hundreds of children seem to be dying with the routine and business as usual answer charted out by the Yogi cabinet,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said. Singhvi added that Yogi Adityanath was not just the Chief Minister, but also the MP from Gorakhpur. Read: ‘Yuvraj, shehzada can’t make Gorakhpur picnic spot’: Yogi Adityanath. Click here

“He has insulted the sacred memory of those helpless and poor children who died by reducing the debate to such cheap politicking… I will leave it to the public of India to judge whether in an anxiety to score political points over Rahul Gandhi, has he not reduced this whole serious, terrible and tragic episode to a farce and has post death, grossly insulted the memory of those children,” Singhvi added.

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar also attacked the Chief Minister, saying his remarks reflected “pettiness” and “panic” over Gandhi’s visit. “The Chief Minister took no action and he wants to divert the issue…he is belittling the position that he holds by such petty statements…Rahulji has come here to share the pain of the poor… but asking why he has come only indicated the pettiness of the Chief Minister,” Babbar said.

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  1. S
    Aug 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    BJP will never accept its fault.Either they will blame previous Government or bureaucrats/Doctors not their party men.72 children dead, what was Gorakhpur MP Yogi Aditya doing for 20 years at stretch,.Yogi Adityanath cares for Janmastami , birth of God . Fails to care for God's creations, His children. BJP/RSS foremost in killings, lynching of Minorities and Dalits on just rumours, What about its own party office bearers who are paid in lakhs to take care of Cow Mata in Gau shalas, money vanishes.This is a huge Scam.Amount might have been used for recently held UP elections.BJP misuse Hinduism.
    1. Roby Mani
      Aug 20, 2017 at 9:19 am
      These BJP goons are more concerned with killin of cows rather than killing of kids sue to utter negligence.
      1. V
        Aug 20, 2017 at 2:21 am
        If such tragedy had happened during the rule of INC or SP or even BSP, this Ajay Singh Bist aka 'yogi' Aditya nath and his party would have created ruckus. But now neither he, nor RSS/ BJP want to talk about this great tragedy. Even Modi mentioned this tragedy fleetingly during his independence day speech.