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Fix responsibility for mid-day meal tragedy: BJP to Bihar govt

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 17 July 2013, 08:26 AM

BJP has termed as heartbreaking the death of children in Bihar after eating food distributed under mid-day meal scheme and demanded strict action against the guilty.

"BJP condoles the death of these children. We demand that the government fix responsibility for this incident and strict action be taken against the guilty," party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

He pointed out that in the past also several complaints had been received about the quality of food served under the Mid-day meal scheme.

"Government should take appropriate measures so that such incidents are not repeated," Hussain said.

BJP General Secretary Murlidhar Rao also condoled the death of school children.

"A very heartbreaking and unfortunate incident in Chhapra today. Such incidents related to children and midday meals should not have happened," Rao said on Twitter .

20 students died and 48 others fell ill today after consuming mid-day meal served to them at a government primary school in Bihar's Saran district.

First Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 08:22 AM
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