Congress seeks UP CM’s resignation over Gorakhpur deaths

Congress seeks UP CM's apology over Gorakhpur deaths

Gorakhpur: The Congress on Saturday sought resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh over the deaths of more than 60 children in BRD Medical College here.

“We are deeply saddened by the incident. The incident has left the whole nation in grief. What happened here was due to lapse on the Uttar Pradesh government. Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh should immediately resign from their post,” said Ghulam Nabi Azad while interacting with the reporters.

A Congress delegation led by senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar visited the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur on Saturday and met the family members of the 63 children who died over a period of five days due to encephalitis and a reported lack of oxygen supplies.

“Gorakhpur is the constituency of CM Adityanath. Considering, he is both the MP and CM, he must take moral responsibility and should resign. Same goes for Health Minister. Doctors are responsible for the incident,” he added.

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The leaders also visited the hospital’s paediatric ward.

“The tragedy was caused due to carelessness of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state and demanded Adityanath’s apology as well as resignation,” Azad said.

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“Suppliers were not given money on time. Around 70 lakhs were due for payment,” he concluded.