Mamata demands SC monitored probe into Morbi bridge collapse

“Emergency situations are not always under our control. But at the same time, it should be seen that the right organization gives the right job. I heard that the government there (in Gujarat) is not enough the aid to the families of the victims.The bridge in Morbi was allowed to be used by the public before its restoration work was properly completed.

“This was done in haste keeping in mind the upcoming Assembly elections there. Therefore, I feel there should be a SC inquiry into the matter,” he said. Banerjee told the media before leaving for Chennai on Wednesday.

The Chief Minister will be in Chennai to attend the 80th birth anniversary celebrations of the elder brother of West Bengal Governor La Ganesan.

He is also scheduled to hold a meeting with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M.K. Stalin in Chennai.

While talking to reporters here, Banerjee also questioned why central investigation agencies like CBI and ED are not looking into the irregularities in the bidding process for the rehabilitation of the bridge.

“People’s lives are more important than politics. The way the bridge was maintained is nothing but a crime,” he said.

The Chief Minister also criticized the Center and the BJP over the decision of the Union Home Ministry to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and are currently living in Mehsana and Anand districts in Gujarat.

“We are strongly against such decisions aimed at serving narrow political interests. This decision was taken keeping in mind the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat. We will not accept such things in West Bengal, ” he said.

2022-11-02-20:42:02 (IANS)