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CPI(M) berates Centre over Indore-Patna Express mishap

PTI
Published Nov 20, 2016, 2:22 pm IST
Updated Nov 20, 2016, 2:23 pm IST
The party also demanded that the inquiry report of the incident be made public and the guilty be punished.
Rescue officials on the spot where 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express derailed, killing more than 90 passengers. (Photo: PTI)
 Rescue officials on the spot where 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express derailed, killing more than 90 passengers. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Sunday berated the Centre over the Indore-Patna Express mishap, saying it was "unfortunate" that the Prime Minister or the Railway Minister, concerned more with "bullet trains", were "not willing" to take responsibility for the incident.

Accidents are happening with "alarming regularity", but the Railway Ministry and the government are yet to wake up from their "slumber" and address the dire conditions of the railways, it said.

 

In its statement, the CPI(M) Polit Bureau also expressed grief over the loss of lives and conveyed its condolences to the families of those killed and sympathy with those injured.

"Instead of giving priority to railway safety and upgrading safety equipment, signaling, and tracks, the government seems to more concerned with introducing bullets trains.

"It is very unfortunate that neither the Prime Minister, the railway minister nor the cabinet collectively is willing to take responsibility for such a big accident that has led to the loss of so many lives," it said.

 

The party also demanded that the inquiry report of the incident be made public and the guilty be punished unlike earlier probes that remained "unpublished".

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