Putting aside the alliance in Maharashtra with BJP, Shivsena party chief Udhhav Thackrey criticised the government over Gorakhpur tragedy in which almost 60 childeren died due to lack of oxygen supply in the hospital. Hitting out at the the government the leader said, BJP have money to buy votes but it didn’t have money to buy oxygen.
Stating EVMs as insult to democracy Thackrey demaded to bring back the use ballot papers in elections.
While addressing a public meeting in Bhaynder ahead civic body polls he said that despite note ban BJP is distributing money to break parties but it didn’t have money to buy oxygen. BJP only wants vote from the people who are alive as it does not care if people die,he added.
Questioning the investigation in the gorakhpur tragedy thackrey asked, “What action has been taken after the Gorakhpur tragedy? The BJP said strict action would be taken but there has been no action so far. It seems it will take action after the death of some more children.”
Udhhav thackrey also condemned Amit shah’s statement that such incidents are normal in big countries. He compared Shah’s statement to former home miniter RR Patil’s statement and said,“there is a difference in the BJP’s stand while in opposition and in power. After the 26/11 terror attacks, the then home minister R R Patil had made a similar statement. It attracted a lot of criticism. Patil and then CM Vilasrao Deshmukh had to resign.”