AMN / New Delhi
Holding Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath squarely responsible for the deaths of 60 children in the last five days in a Gorakhpur hospital due to lack of oxygen, the Congress party today demanded that he step down owing moral responsibility for the tragic incident.
The party also demanded the resignation of the UP Health Minister over the incident.
Reacting to the incident, AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari said,’Considering that Yogi Adityanath is both MP from Gorakhpur as well as the Chief Minister of the state, he should take moral responsibility and step down.
“There are clearly two dimensions to it, that of criminal culpability of all those who are responsible — the hospital administration, the oxygen supplier and the district administration which is supposed to exercise superintendence over the hospital, and the other is the moral responsibility of the chief minister.
“While all those responsible must be charged with criminal culpability accounting to murder,…there is a moral dimension which the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and his health minister must take responsibility for and resign immediately,” Tiwari said.
Taking a swipe at the Uttar Pradesh health minister, the Congress leader tweeted, “UP Health Minister only seeks votes in Lal Bahadur Shastri ji’s name -he doesn’t follow Shastri ji’s high morals in politics… Shastri ji resigned taking moral responsibility for railway accident, @sidharthnsingh holds on to power even after death of infants(sic).”
Meanwhile a delegation of congress led by senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad visited BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur. “What happened was due to lapse on the government’s part says Cong’s RPN Singh
Reacting to the incident, Congress President Sonia Gnadhi said ” I am pained beyond words by the tragic deaths of 30 children in Gorakhpur. My heart goes out to their families”.
I am pained beyond words by the tragic deaths of 30 children in Gorakhpur. My heart goes out to their families. – Smt. Sonia Gandhi.
#Gorakhpur more than 60 children have died. Congress party is with the bereaved families: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi in Raichur.