RSS leader says Yogi government should do 'penance' for Gorakhpur tragedy

Prabhu Narayan, in a Facebook post has expressed his displeasure over the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital and said the state government cannot escape moral responsibility.

Published: 15th August 2017 01:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2017 01:48 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addressing a press conference. (PTI)

By IANS

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government has been targetted over the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy by an RSS functionary, who said the Uttar Pradesh government should do "penance" for the deaths.

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Sanghchalak of the Avadh region, Prabhu Narayan, in a Facebook post has expressed his displeasure over the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital and said the state government cannot escape moral responsibility.

The RSS leader said the country is stunned at the tragedy and loss of innocent lives and the statements of the state Health Minister and Medical Education Minister have pained him further.

He said while the "niyat" (intentions) of Chief Minister Adityanath are good, the statistics and explanation offered on the tragedy were not fair. Irrespective of who is guilty the state government cannot escape moral responsibility for whatever has happened in Gorakhpur, he said.

The RSS leader has also called for a "prayashchit" (penance), in whatever form, and suggested the holding of a 'Prayashcit Diwas'. Calling for sensitivity on such matters, the RSS leader said that by making a handful of scapegoats will not suffice now, the government needs to be answerable and proactive.

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