Pranab Mukherjee condoles loss of lives in Varanasi stampede

"I call upon the state government and other authorities to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured", The President said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2016 4:07 pm
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President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed his condolences over the loss of lives in the Varanasi stampede even as he called upon the authorities to provide all assistance and help to the victims. In his message to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, the President said, “I am sad to learn about the stampede in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in which a number of persons have lost their lives and others are injured. I understand relief and rescue operations are currently underway.

“I call upon the state government and other authorities to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured.”

“Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I wish speedy recovery to the injured persons,” he said.

Twenty-four people were killed and 50 injured in a stampede on an overcrowded Rajghat bridge on the border of Varanasi and Chandauli when followers of a religious leader were crossing it to attend a congregation yesterday.

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    Oct 16, 2016 at 11:41 am
    During tragedy Modi has visited Kerala because there was election. He did not feel visiting Varanasi as there is no election and he is busy in Goa.He could have shown same enthusiasm in this case being PM and MP .This opportunistic approach of Modi and BJP shows how they are sincere to the cause of nation .
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