The Congress party on Monday launched a scathing attack against the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath after 49 children were reported dead at Farrukhabad district hospital.
Taking a dig at the state’s BJP government, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president, Raj Babbar, said that Yogi had turned the whole Uttar Pradesh into ‘rogi’ (ailing).
Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bbbar said, “You hail from Uttar Pradesh and it is your direct responsibility. The Chief Minister is incapable of governing the state and he should be replaced very soon. And if you do not take this step, then maybe you are insensitive towards newborns as they are not ‘voters’.”
“Even after this tragedy, the Chief Minister (Adityanath) is sitting in Mathura to attend a RSS function. He takes an airplane to visit his admitted friend, but can’t spare time for the people going through this pain,” Babbar was quoted by news agency ANI.
Elsewhere, the head of Congress’s media cell, Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Adityanath has turned the whole state into ‘rogi’ (ailing) and the BJP has remained ignorant all this while. Another bone-chilling incident of death of 49 children in Farrukhabad has now come into light. It shakes one’s soul and our heart reaches out to the parents who have lost their new born babies.”
According to reports, 49 children have died at the Ram Manohar Lohia district hospital in one month alone. Faced with utter embarrassment, the state’s BJP government has now transferred the Farrukhabad district magistrate as well as the chief medical officer and the chief medical superintendent of the district hospital, reported news agency PTI.
This comes after the state government was widely condemned for the children’s ‘massacre’ due to lack of oxygen supply in Gorakhpur. The state government was also accused of paying more attention on carrying out divisive political agenda than sorting out the mess in the health sector.