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Good days of BJP, PM Modi over, bad days in offing: Mayawati

Updated: Nov 20, 2016 19:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 20 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressing a party rally in Agra instead of visiting Pukhrayan in Kanpur Dehat district, the site of the rail mishap that claimed over 100 lives, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Sunday said had Modiji visited the injured, it would have give them some satisfaction, but "sharing others' grief is not his nature".

"It is the BSP's firm belief that the BJP and Prime Minister Modi's good days are over, and bad days will be coming soon," said Mayawati.

"Similarly, if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, instead of making statements, had visited the accident site, it would have lessened their grief. But he too did not visit there. Any criticism would not be enough to deplore him," she said.

Stating that the BJP, which contests election on money provided by capitalists of the nation, is not going to win a single assemble election in the country, including Uttar Pradesh, BSP chief said, "The people of India, including the people of Uttar Pradesh, will take Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government to the task for implementing their demonetisation drive without any prior planning."

"Even the inaugurations and announcements made by the BJP government at the Centre now will not help them win even a single assembly election," she added.

Taking about the Kanpur rail tragedy during the launch of the 'Pradhanmantri Grameen Awas Yojna', an ambitious housing scheme for rural poor in Agra, the Prime Minister said, "This morning, there was a rail accident near Kanpur. The relief work is going on in full swing and the Centre will also investigate matter. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish those injured a speedy recovery."

More than hundred passengers were killed and scores of others injured when 14 coaches of the train derailed at around 3 a.m. near Pukhrayan, about 100 km from Kanpur.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an inquiry into the accident. He said, the Commissioner, Railway Safety, will inquire into reasons behind the derailment.

The railways has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 3.5 lakh each to next of kin to those killed, Rs. 50,000 for seriously injured and Rs. 25,000 for minor injury.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed heartfelt condolences to families of deceased in the accident. They also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed and Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured.

The Prime Minister spoke to Prabhu who is personally monitoring the situation. Meanwhile, Minister of State, Manoj Sinha has reached the spot.

The Railways have released helpline numbers for the people- Ujjain - 07342560906, Ratlam - 074121072, Orai - 051621072, Jhansi - 05101072, Pukhrayan - 05113270239. The death toll may go up as some passengers are still feared trapped. (ANI)

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