LUCKNOW: Dismissing the Congress’s demand for Yogi Adityanath’s resignation over the Gorakhpur tragedy, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said incidents like these happen in a big country like India.
“Congress ka kaam hai isteefa maangna. Itne bade desh mein bahut saare haadse hue, pehli baar aisa haadsa nahi hua hai. (It is Congress’s job to ask for resignation. In a big country like India, there have been many such incidents in the past. This is not the first time),” said Amit Shah, reported Indian Express.
UP Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar on Sunday termed the large number of infant deaths in a Gorakhpur hospital “murder” and demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adiytanath’s resignation.
“70 children were murdered in the last four days (since August 10). The state government is responsible for their murder. When a chief minister is unable to handle a medical college in his home district, how would he run the state? He should immediately resign from his post,” Raj Babbar told reporters in Lucknow.
Speaking at a press conference in Bengaluru, BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP, Amit Shah defended Adityanath’s decision for a “grand Krishna Janmashtami celebration”.
“Janmashtami apni jagah hai, jaise desh mein hogi, waise UP mein logon ke personal belief ke aadhar par hogi, yeh govt festival nahi. (Janmashtami is at its own place. People of UP will also celebrate the way it will be celebrated in other states. It’s a festival of personal belief, its not a government festival),” the BJP national president said.
On Sunday, Adityanath directed the state authorities that “Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival and the police should organise it in a traditional and grand way.”
With PTI inputs