BJP President Amit Shah, who was scheduled to address two rallies in Kerala today, cancelled his public events in the state in the wake of Puttingal Devi Temple fire tragedy. “Pained beyond words at the loss of life in fire incident in Puttingal temple, Kerala. My prayers with the family of those affected.
“Cancelling all my public programmes scheduled in Kerala today,” he said in tweets. Shah was to address public meetings in Kannur and Pathanamthitta today in the poll-bound state.
Over 90 people were killed and 350 injured when a major fire broke out at the temple complex early today as sparks emanating from a fireworks display ignited a store room filled with crackers and pyrotechnic material.