Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav speaking to reporters in Firozabad on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav speaking to reporters in Firozabad on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)

Akhilesh says Kannuaj accident reflects 'shortcomings of BJP', demands Rs 10 lakh compensation for deceased's' kin

ANI | Updated: Jan 11, 2020 19:56 IST

Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 11 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday blamed the ruling-Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh over the death of passengers in a road accident in Kannuaj district and that the incident shows 'shortcomings of BJP' and demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation for the kin of the deceased.
"Soon after the bus caught fire, we sent our party workers there to provide aid. Under BJP's tenure, the bus was built in the wrong way as its size was over-exceeded, a wrong permit was given and the bus was overloaded. The bus was driven at a higher speed. This shows the shortcomings of the BJP government," Yadav said while speaking to reporters.
Expressing profound grief over the loss of lives in Kannauj accident, Akhilesh demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation for the kin of the deceased.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that he is "deeply saddened by the mishap" and wished for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident.
Adityanath had announced Rs 2 lakh each compensation for the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for those grievously injured in the incident.
He also sought a report of the incident from the District Magistrate.

The accident took place after a double-decker bus carrying at least 45 passengers collided with a truck at Dewar Marg in Kannauj district here late on Friday and subsequently went up in flames. As many as 20 passengers are feared dead in the accident.

Inspector General of Police, Kanpur, Mohit Agarwal said that 25 passengers were safely rescued from the bus and are either receiving treatment at local hospitals or have been discharged. (ANI)

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