Yogi Adityanath targets Rahul Gandhi, says will not permit 'Yuvraj' to turn Gorakhpur into picnic spot

19 August 2017, 01:20 PM

Uttar Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday blamed previous Samajwadi Party government for the children deaths in Gorakhpur’s BRD medical college and Hospital.  

“Encephalitis breeds in filth. The previous regime is responsible for the deaths due to encephalitis,” he said.

“Government in last 12-15 years ruined institutions in UP for selfish motives by institutionalizing corruption, kept people deprived of facilities,” Yogi said.

UP CM Adityanath who is in Gorakhpur on a day’s visit to inaugurate ‘Swachch Uttar Pradesh-Swasthya Uttar Pradesh campaign’ also took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to visit Gorakhpur on Saturday.

He said, “There is a 'Yuvraj' (prince) sitting in Delhi, who doesn't understand the significance of a Swachhta Abhiyan. There's no valid reason why he should be permitted to turn Gorakhpur into his picnic spot.”

Rahul Gandhi will also arrive in Gorakhpur on Saturday in connection with the death of children in BRD Medical College Hospital, due to alleged oxygen disruption over unpaid bills.

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In a heart-wrenching incident, at least 32 children had died in Gorakhpur’s BRD hospital in a span of two days due to disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen.

It was reported that oxygen supply was disrupted by the provider because of non-payment of dues worth Rs. 69 lakhs despite several reminders.

The issue of children deaths due to oxygen disruption created a huge controversy with opposition parties demanding CM Adityanath and Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh’s resignation. 

First Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:38 AM
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