KOLKATA: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today visited the spot of the flyover collapse here in which 24 people were killed and said he had come to extend support to the victims and did not want to politicise the issue.
Later Gandhi met the injured people in the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital and said he had come here to extend his support to the victims. "There has been a tragedy here.I have come here to give them whatever little support I can provide," Gandhi said after meeting the injured in the hospital.
When asked to comment on the allegations of lapses in the construction of the flyover, Gandhi said, "I have come here to meet the injured. I'll not talk about politics."
Gandhi, accompanied by state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury and party leader Deepa Dasmunsi, earlier talked to NDRF officials at the accident site. An under-construction flyover collapsed in the city leaving at least 24 dead on Thursday. Police last night arrested three top officials of the Hyderabad based construction company which was building the flyover and slapped murder charges on them.
An official of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital said Rahul inquired about the condition of the injured. "He came here and inquired about the condition of the injured and also spoke to doctors," the official said
"At the flyover collapse site, he inquired about the progress of the rescue and relief work," a rescue official said. Later, Gandhi left for Niyamatpur to address an election meeting.