Yuvraj Rahul, Gorakhpur not a picnic spot: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The Congress hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for targeting Rahul Gandhi over his visit to Gorakhpur.

Published: 19th August 2017 07:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2017 07:52 AM   |  A+A-

UP Police team Police inside the BRD Hospital for the investigation in Gorakhpur on Friday where at least 30 children died since the past two days allegedly due to oxygen supply cut on Friday. | PTI

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LUCKNOW: Even as the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy turned a week old, the political slanging match was far from over. Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Saturday made a veiled attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying that Gorakhpur should not be allowed to serve as the picnic spot for opposition leaders.  

Adityanath took a joint jibe at Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav respectively while flagging off “Swachh Uttar Pradesh, Swasthya Uttar Pradesh” campaign. The CM said: “Any ‘Yuvraj’ sitting in Delhi or a ‘shazada’ sitting in Lucknow cannot feel the importance of Swachchhta Abhiyan (cleanliness drive).” He added that there was no valid reason why they should be permitted to turn Gorakhpur into their picnic spot.

“If someone gives an open challenge to the self respect of the people of Gorakhpur and eastern UP ...they will themselves come forward to fight such dreaded diseases through their awareness,” he added.
Blaming the previous SP and BSP regimes for the rickety medical infrastructure of the state, Adityanath stated, “Governments in last 12-15 years have ruined institutions in UP for selfish motives by institutionalising corruption. They kept people deprived of facilities.”
The comments came after Gandhi visited the victims’ families in Gorakhpur on Saturday.

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