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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Seeks Probe by Judicial Fee Beneath SC into Morbi Bridge Collapse

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sought a judicial fee below the Supreme Courtroom to probe the Gujarat bridge collapse, which left no less than 130 folks useless.

Accountability for the Morbi bridge collapse must be fastened, she stated.

The Bengal chief minister alleged that the BJP authorities in Gujarat has failed to assist members of the family of the useless as it’s busy with the approaching state election.

Banerjee, who was talking to reporters earlier than emplaning for Chennai to attend a household gathering of West Bengal Governor La Ganesan, additionally puzzled why central investigation companies just like the CBI and ED will not be arresting these liable for the tragic incident.

The chief minister, nonetheless, stated she won’t bask in politics over the difficulty as “folks’s lives are extra essential”.

“I’m shocked on the incident. I categorical my condolences to the members of the family of those that have misplaced their lives … I cannot speak something about politics. Folks’s lives are extra essential than politics. I believe there must be a judicial fee below the Supreme Courtroom to look into the Gujarat bridge collapse,” Banerjee stated.

The TMC supremo and the occasion has typically held the BJP-led authorities on the Centre liable for utilizing the central companies in opposition to opposition events.

“Those that have labored to renovate the bridge must be held accountable. Why are the ED, CBI, and different companies not taking motion in opposition to these liable for the collapse? They take motion in opposition to solely frequent folks. Accountability must be fastened,” she stated.

She, nonetheless, took a dig on the BJP for criticising related incidents in Bengal and stated, “Bengal has many bridges. We’ve got had many situations of bridge collapse right here however we had risen to the event and supplied assist spontaneously not like the Gujarat authorities, which has not been in a position to assist the victims as it’s busy with the approaching election.” She stated that the erstwhile Left Entrance authorities within the state had uncared for the bridges. It led to the collapse of the arterial Majherhat bridge within the metropolis in 2018 which claimed three lives and left 24 injured.

Banerjee declined to remark when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2016 “act of fraud” remark following the collapse of the under-construction Vivekananda Street flyover within the metropolis throughout the 2016 state election was identified to her.

The incident had led to the dying of 27 folks and left many others injured “I will not say something concerning the PM (Narendra Modi) as Gujarat is his (house) state. I am going to not discuss politics,” she asserted.

She alleged that relations of the victims will not be being compensated correctly. “I would like those that have misplaced their members of the family within the accident to be compensated properly or be supplied with jobs. I’ve heard that the physique of the boy who died within the Morbi bridge collapse was despatched again to his house (at Purbasthali in West Bengal) like that of a beggar. There isn’t any coordination and cooperation. I consider the matter must be addressed from a humanitarian perspective,” she stated.

Banerjee additionally expressed her want to go to the members of the family of these killed within the Morbi bridge mishap. “But when I’m going then they (BJP) will say that I’m going there to do politics. However I’ll go if I get an opportunity.”

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