Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offers to quit; PM asks him to wait

New Delhi, Aug 23, 2017: Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has on Wednesday offered to resign taking “full moral responsibility” of recent rail accidents in Uttar Pradesh.

In a series of tweets, Prabhu said “I met the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking full moral responsibility. Hon’ble PM has asked me to wait. I am extremely pained by the unfortunate accidents, injuries to passengers and loss of precious lives. It has caused me deep anguish,” Suresh Prabhu said.

“In less than three years as minister, I have devoted my blood and sweat for the betterment of the Railways. New India envisioned by PM deserves a railways which is efficient and modern. I promise that is the path, on which railways is progressing now,” he added.

The Railway Minister also emphasised that an efficient railway network is integral to the Prime Minister’s vision of a new India.

Ten bogies of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning, injuring more than 70 passengers.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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