Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi visited families of four children who died in BRD Medical College tragedy on Saturday. Gandhi assured all possible support to the families of the victims. Rahul first went to see Brahmdev Yadav at Baghaghada village on the outskirts of Gorakhpur. Brahmdev lost his twins in BRD Medical College tragedy. Akhilesh Yadav too had visited Brahmdev on 14 August.
“Rahulji assured all possible help, including efforts to get me a job. He asked me to narrate the sequence of events at the BRD Medical College. I did that. Akhileshji gave me Rs 2 lakh as aid,” said Brahmdev soon after Rahul visited his house.
UP Congress chief, Raj Babbar hit back at chief minister. “Questioning the intention of Rahulji’s visit indicates that the chief minister has petty thinking and somewhere he is jittery about the visit. The Yogi government has failed,” Babbar said.
Another senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “In spite of being five-time MP from Gorakhpur, he (Adityanath) did nothing for the (BRD Medical College) hospital.”
Adityanath who is being criticized for his administration’s way of tackling BRD hospital tragedy, slammed Rahul Gandhi saying he will not let Gorakhpur to become a ‘picnic spot’ prior to Congress vice-president’s visit.
“Delhi mein baitha koi yuvraj swachhta abhiyan ka mahatv nahi jaanega. Gorakhpur unke liye picnic spot bane uski ijazat nahi deni chahiye. (A Prince sitting in Delhi will never understand the meaning of cleanliness, Gorakhpur becomes a picnic spot for them, we will not permit that),” said Adityanath.
Over 105 infants have lost their lives since 7 August at the state-run BRD hospital. The incident took place allegedly due to disruption of oxygen supply. But the claim was dismissed by the state government.