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Odisha Train Accident : Ashwini Vaishnav said on the demand for resignation – this is not the time for politics

Reacting to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Saturday evening that according to the latest and correct information at this time, the number of people killed in the accident is 288.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Odisha Train Accident : In the horrific train accident in Odisha on Friday evening, the death toll has risen to 288. At the same time around 850 people are injured. In view of this incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself reached Odisha. During this, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav was also present and took stock of the situation. In view of the seriousness of the accident, rescue and relief operations are going on on a war footing and the army has also been deployed in rescue operations.

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Politics has started on the train accident, after this accident, the opposition is constantly demanding the resignation of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.

This is the biggest event of the century – Mamta Banerjee

Let us tell you that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lashed out at the central government after visiting the train accident site in Balasore, Odisha. Visiting the accident site on Saturday, he said, “This is the biggest rail accident ever. A similar accident happened in 1981 as well. This train did not have an anti-collision device, if it was there, this accident would not have happened.”

NCP chief Sharad Pawar also targeted

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At the same time, NCP chief Sharad Pawar from Maharashtra has reacted to this incident. He has said that it is necessary to investigate this accident in detail. Only then the truth will come out. Citing an old example, he said that when Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Railway Minister and the second train accident took place during his tenure, the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was against his resignation. Still Shastri ji had resigned.

Railway Minister’s answer on the question of resignation

On the question of resignation, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that this is not the time for politics. I don’t have words to express my pain. I am not going anywhere, I will stay here. Please tell that 288 people have died in this accident so far.

Along with this, he told that all parties including public servants, NDRF police are focusing on the restoration of normalcy. The matter is being investigated by an independent committee, the investigation report will come in 15-20 days. All the reasons will be known in the report, after which action will be taken. I’m not going anywhere, I’m right here. The Prime Minister also came here. He took stock of the incident and spoke to the injured.

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