New Delhi: Politics has started on the painful train accident in Balasore, Odisha. The Congress has demanded the resignation of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, taking responsibility for the accident. A day after Congress supremo Mallikarjun Kharge asked seven questions related to the accident, he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, alleging that many warnings were constantly ignored. Railway safety claims have been exposed.
However, Union Minister Anurag Thakur had urged all political parties a day earlier, saying, "No one should do politics on such tragic incidents. It is time to stand with the families of those who lost their near and dear ones," he said. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the Balasore tragedy, one of the most painful accidents in the country. At the same time, he warned that there should be no attempt to fix accountability and divert attention.
In a four-page letter, Kharge also pointed out the large number of vacant posts in the railways and alleged deficiencies in the signalling system and security lapses. Earlier, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had also told PM Modi about the accident that he should "immediately demand the resignation of the Railway Minister".