Gorakhpur tragedy : Opposition demands the resignation of CM and health minister


Gorakhpur incident in which almost 60 childeren lost their lives has lead to a heating debate over government’s irresponsible attitude. According to some media reports the childeren in Baba Raghav Das Medical College died due to the blockage of oxygen while the government is denying the reason and stating that it happened because of their illness.

However the government has ordered a magisterial enquiry in the case. But the oppsition doesn’t seems to be satisfied with this and hence it is asking for the resignation of the chief minister Yogiaditya nath and the health minister of the state. Leaders from Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party have expressed their condolences for the bereaved families and have called out the state government for its alleged laxity in the tragedy.

Whereas the governent appealed to oppostition parties not to politicise the issue. The deputy chief minister while talking to news agency ANI said that their political rivals were making comments in “haste”. State Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh also told ANI that Opposition should refrain from politicising the issue.

A congress delegation headed by Ghulam nabi azad visited the hospital to examine the situation where he said “Saddened by children’s death. This happened due to state govt’s carelessness,” “Saddened by children’s death. This happened due to state govt’s carelessness.” he added

Congress leader Manish Tewari said Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath must resign on grounds along with his Health Minister.

Former chief minister and samajwadi party leader Akhilesh yadav has asked for a compensation of20 lakh Rs. for those who lost their childerev in the tragic incident.

The chief minister has also visited the hospital in Gorakhpur hospital which is also known as Yogiadityanath’s bastion.

WeForNews Bureau

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