Kanpur train accident: SP, JD (U) put onus on PM, says Centre should take action

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Putting the onus back on Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Kanpur Train accident, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday said it is the Indian government's duty to take cognisance of the matter and take required steps. Terming it as a way of gaining votes, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said the Prime Minister is doing nothing about the everyday attack taking place in the Valley. "The action will have to be taken by the Central Government. The UP Government cannot take action against Nepal. The Prime Minister should tell if the answers for everyday attacks in Kashmir and terrorists sheltering in Nepal should be given by the Central Government or UP Government. This is a way of gaining votes by giving false assurances to people," Agarwal told ANI. Questioning Prime Minister Modi's prime ministerial responsibilities, Agarwal said the way the former has been campaigning it looked as if he was only fighting Uttar Pradesh elections. "The way the Prime Minister has been holding rallies, it looks as if he is not fighting country elections, but only Uttar Pradesh elections. The Prime Minister is doing nothing about the bravehearts losing their lives on the border but he is very concerned for Uttar Pradesh. What can you expect from such a Prime Minister?" he said. Meanwhile, applauding the Bihar Police for vigilance in the case, the Janata Dal (United) seconded the Prime Minister's thought. "Some Nepal-located ISIS people have been caught in the same. This lead has been a success for the Bihar Police. That there was a conspiracy behind this is correct," JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday blamed conspirators sitting in Nepal for the November 2016 train derailment in Kanpur that claimed lives of 149 people. "Kanpur rail accident in which hundreds were killed was a conspiracy and the conspirators carried it out sitting across the border (Nepal)," said the Prime Minister while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda. He urged the people of Gonda to elect those who are patriotic. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had in February confirmed that Dubai-based Shamshul Huda was the "mastermind" for the sabotage behind the Indore-Patna Express train accident in Kanpur on November 16, 2016. (ANI)