If this matter catches up, then its consequences for Gujarat BJP can be worrying.
CM Bhupendra Patel and Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi are themselves standing in the field to watch the rescue operations.
The state government has also announced the formation of an SIT to probe the incident.
Gandhinagar. Assembly elections are near in Gujarat and around 140 people died after the cable bridge collapsed in Morbi on Sunday. Alert about the anger spreading due to this, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on the allegations of the opposition that this is a time of crisis and this is not the time to do politics. The Gujarat government has invested all resources to provide relief to the people in the grip of the accident and the top leadership of the party is constantly monitoring the developments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced ex-gratia amount for the victims of the accident. While Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation.
If this matter picks up, the consequences of this tragedy could be worrying for the Gujarat BJP. In view of this, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and State Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi are themselves standing in the field to see the relief and rescue operations. The state government has also announced the formation of an SIT to probe the incident. Whereas the BJP feels that the opposition parties may try to take political advantage from this tragedy. So far, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Rahul Gandhi have asked party workers to provide all possible help to the injured and help find the missing. The Morbi unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also mobilized its cadre to help in the rescue operation.
A BJP leader while talking to News18 said that everyone is keeping an eye on everyone’s antics. No one wants to be seen doing politics over deaths. While the opposition has largely exercised restraint in targeting the BJP, there were others who did not back down. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala asked whether the incident was a “man-made tragedy”. While Digvijay Singh recalled PM Narendra Modi’s attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after a flyover collapsed in 2016 and asked whether the Morbi tragedy was an ‘act of God or an act of fraud’.
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AICC in-charge of Sikkim Dr Ajay Kumar tweeted that ‘Now I am scared of the word model, corruption is at its peak in Gujarat. With the bridge of Morbi, the illusion of BJP was broken. While Youth Congress President Srinivas Biwi tweeted pictures of the Rs 12 and Rs 17 passes to reach the repaired bridge, calling them ‘near death’. Meanwhile some BJP leaders have indicated a conspiracy behind this tragedy. Party leader Kapil Mishra shared some screenshots of the tweet from the handle related to AAP. Who had warned of ‘setback’ to the BJP in the state elections.
Tags: BJP, Bridge Collapse, Gujarat
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 31, 2022, 11:30 IST