Sunday, May 19, 2024

‘Act of God’ or ‘Act of fraud’: Opposition attacks PM Modi over Gujarat bridge tragedy

The Opposition accused the Gujarat BJP government of “negligence” and asked if it was an “act of God” or “an act of fraud”, alluding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2016 election speech against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal when a flyover collapsed in Kolkata, killing many.

The Congress has demanded a “judicial probe” into the “cause of the incident, which prima facie seems to be a case of criminal negligence and gross misgovernance.”

The bridge that collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi yesterday, killed more than 140 people.

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh shared a Twitter thread of bridge collapses compiled by party leader Gurdeep Singh Sappal, and said, “Here are some of the examples of BJPMODISHAH regime’s “ACT OF FRAUDS”… All these are because the quality of construction is being compromised for “MONEY” gains as Modi ji explained in Kolkata bridge collapse.”

“Of course Modi ji should know as CM Gujarat he built up coterie of favoured Civil Contractors who are now taking contracts all over India in BJP ruled States and in GOI?” said the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister.

Youth Congress head Srinivas B V tweeted: “The Gujarat government responsible for 141+ deaths is so serious that not even a single officer has been transferred.”

He went on to say: “There was a speech of full 27 minutes. The government event continued instead of the condolence meeting… bodies are still missing in the river, 141+ families have been destroyed..! But there is only one principle of Saheb, The Show Must Go On!!”

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi posted: “Reminds me of the Act of God and Act of fraud speech given by the Prime Minister when a bridge in WB collapsed.”

She further said: “Not sharing the video because of his sheer insensitivity , just as insensitive & careless as this.”

“Modi had earlier said in West Bengal – It’s not act of God, it’s act of fraud,” added AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj.

Congress leaders expressed their condolences and asked all party workers to “extend all possible help.”


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