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Mamata says no to politics on Morbi bridge collapse, but claims responsibility must be fixed

On Wednesday, Trinamool Congress supremo and chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, expressed her shock and sadness over the bridge collapse incident in Gujarat’s Morbi that claimed more than 130 lives, she said that since "people's lives were more important," she would refrain from engaging in "politics" over the issue.

By wasmulhaq 
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Kolkata: On Wednesday, Trinamool Congress supremo and chief minister of  West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, expressed her shock and sadness over the bridge collapse incident in Gujarat’s Morbi that claimed more than 130 lives. She said that since “people’s lives were more important,” she would refrain from engaging in “politics” over the issue.

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A Supreme Court-monitored judicial panel should be constituted to investigate the incident, Banerjee said while she was addressing reporters at the Kolkata airport before departing for Chennai to meet the Tamil Nadu CM and DMK chief, MK Stalin.

“Politics is not as important as people’s lives, therefore I won’t comment.” I offer my sympathies. There are still many people missing, and many are dead. The Morbi event should be investigated by a judicial panel established under the SC, she said.

The West Bengal Chief Minister also urged why central agencies like the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation are not taking action against those who are responsible for the tragedy, and she further added that accountability must be fixed.

“Why are the ED and CBI not taking action against criminals involved in the Morbi incident? However these agencies always remain ready to take action against common people. Accountability should be fixed.”

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She, however, didn’t talk against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his 2016 “act of fraud” comment following the collapse of a bridge on a busy Kolkata road. “I won’t talk anything about the PM (Narendra Modi) as it is his state… “I’ll not talk about politics,” she said.

 

 

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