Kota infant deaths: Mayawati questions Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for ‘silence’ over casualties, says Ashok Gehlot govt was lax in dealing with situation

  • In a series of tweets, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also slammed the Gehlot government for the death of infants

  • 'If Priyanka doesn't meet mothers, then her meeting with aggrieved family members of UP will be construed as pure theatrics and political self-interest', Mayawati said

  • At least 100 infants have died at a government-run hospital in Kota in December 2019

Lucknow: BSP President Mayawati on Thursday questioned the silence of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on the death of infants in Rajasthan's Kota district and said she should have met the women who had lost their children due to "laxity" of the Ashok Gehlot government.

 Kota infant deaths: Mayawati questions Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for ‘silence’ over casualties, says Ashok Gehlot govt was lax in dealing with situation

File image of BSP chief Mayawati. PTI

In a series of tweets, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also slammed the Gehlot government for the death of infants.

"The death of 100 children in Rajasthan's Kota district is very sad and painful. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his government are still insensitive, disinterested and irresponsible, which is highly condemnable," she charged in a tweet.

"But, what is more saddening is the fact that the top leadership of the Congress and especially its general secretary maintaining silence over this issue. It would have been better that like she did in Uttar Pradesh, she had met the aggrieved mothers, who lost their children due to the laxity of the party's government," she said.

The BSP chief also said, "If the Congress general secretary does not meet mothers of the deceased children, then her meeting with aggrieved family members of Uttar Pradesh will be construed as pure theatrics and political self-interest, which the public of Uttar Pradesh should be wary of".

At least 100 infants have died at a government-run hospital in Kota in December 2019.

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Updated Date: Jan 02, 2020 18:08:09 IST