Give Rs 5 L Compensation to Bus Victims' Kin: VHR to CM - The New Indian Express

Give Rs 5 L Compensation to Bus Victims' Kin: VHR to CM

Published: 08th January 2014 08:28 AM

Last Updated: 08th January 2014 08:28 AM

Congress Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao on Tuesday urged chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to announce a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the Palem bus fire accident victims.

Speaking to reporters at the Assembly media point, the senior Congress leader said that the demands of the bus fire victim’s families are geneuine and the chief minister should without any delay handover compensation  to the victims family members.

“It is a matter of Rs 5 lakh only and if the chief minister do not come to the rescue of the victims families the Congress party’s reputation would at stake. As Congress has been working for the welfare of the people the victims families have lot of hopes from it and hence we should not disappoint them”, he remarked.

Public anger is growing every passing day against the attitude of the government towards the victims families and if the issue was not settled the party may have to pay heavy price in the coming elections, he said. “If the government fails to give compensation to the families of the victims I would join them and organise protest against the  injustice”, he warned.

He urged the government to take action against the guilty.

Replying to a question he said that he was not sure about chief minister launching a new party in the near future.

“I don’t think the chief minister has so much courage and backing to launch a party. He is not even strong in his own district so how can you expect him to launch a party. There is no gurantee that the MLAs and MPs who are backing him now will join him”, he said.

He urged the Seemandhra leaders to allow discussion on T-Bill in the assembly.

Bus Fire Victims’ kin Held Twice

Hyderabad: Members of the Action Committee for Palem Bus Accident Victims’ Families, who took out a “Chalo Assembly” on Tuesday afternoon, were taken into custody by Nampally police. They were released after informing the police about their plans to meet chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy. However, as they were waiting outside the CM’s camp office while their leaders had gone inside to meet the CM, police once again took them into custody and shifted them to Banjara Hills police station.  Former Rajya Sabha MP of the CPI Azeez Pasha launched an indefinite hunger strike on Tuesday till there is positive response from the CM.

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