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Why Yogi, Modi Didn't Tweet Condolence Over Gorakhpur Tragedy?

12 Aug 2017 07:08 PM, IST


Why Yogi, Modi Didn't Tweet Condolence Over Gorakhpur Tragedy?
A baby’s body is carried out at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur. (Photo - The Indian Express)

Though state govt. has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident, it has denied that the reason of deaths was shortage of oxygen in the hospital and the media reports were false.


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New Delhi, Aug 12: Even though over 60 children have reportedly died allegedly for shortage of oxygen at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur in the last five days, neither Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath nor Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for quick reaction through tweets over such human tragedies, have tweeted condolence over the Gorakhpur incident.

 

While the twitter handle of Yogi is completely silent on it, PM Modi’s official twitter handle has made two tweets Saturday afternoon saying that the PM was monitoring the situation.

 

“PM is constantly monitoring the situation in Gorakhpur. He is in constant touch with authorities from the Central & UP Governments,” reads a tweet @PMOIndia at 3:35 PM on Saturday.

 

 

Another tweet from the handle informs that Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel and the Union Health Secretary will take stock of the situation from Gorakhpur.

 

Meanwhile, the state Yogi govt. has ordered a probe into the matter.

 

However, question remains: Why Yogi and Modi shied from offering condolences and extending sympathy to the affected families?

 

As per several media reports, in last five days total 63 children died due to shortage of liquid oxygen in the state-run Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College and hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, the parliamentary constituency of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

 

State’s BJP government is facing criticism as among the total deaths toll, 33 children died in the last two days, just a day after a visit by CM Aditynath to the hospital to monitor health services.


Opposition’s Attack


Former UP CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the Yogi govt. for not revealing the truth and escaping from the responsibility.

 

“Government is not revealing truth. Therefore delegation from SP will go to BRD Medical College to see the situation inform govt. and party. Govt. trying to run away from responsibilities that's why saying that opposition is politicising the situation,” Yadav was quoted as saying by ANI.

 

While through a tweet on Friday, Akhilesh Yadav also alleged that the bodies of deceased were given to their families without postmortem and their admission cards were also lost.

 


Addressing a press conference in Lucknow BSP chief Mayawati said: “People cannot remain safe under such Govt. rule which is so careless and irresponsible.”

 

Her party also sought the resignation of CM Adityanath.

 

Criticizing the incident senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad sought an apology from CM Adityanath.

 

“Heart-wrenching incident. Saddened by children's death. This happened due to state govt's carelessness. Both Health Minister and Minister of Technical & Medical Education must resign. UP CM can't step back from duty. He must apologize to the state,” Azad said.

 

Govt. Orders Probe


Though state govt. has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident, it has denied that the reason of deaths was shortage of oxygen in the hospital and the media reports were false.

 

However, Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela on Friday told media that there was shortage of liquid oxygen at the medical college due to non-payment of Rs 70 lakh to the vendor supplying oxygen and the vendors stopped supply.

 

Meanwhile, on Saturday the state govt. suspended the Principal of the medical college.

 

State Health Minister Siddharthnath Singh and Medical & Education Minister Ashutosh Tondon were rushed to Gorakhpur to take stock of the situation.

 

An FIR has also been filed against Pushpa Oxygen Supplier, the vendor that was supplying oxygen to the hospital.

 




Keywords : Yogi Adityanath ,   Narendra Modi ,   Gorakhpur ,   Children Death ,   Gorakhpur Tragedy ,   Baba Raghav Das Hospital  




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