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Gorakhpur tragedy: BJP accuses Congress of playing politics, terms Raj Babbar's protest as 'drama'

Lucknow: The BJP on Wednesday attacked the Congress, accusing it of playing politics over the death of several children in a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur.

Raj Babbar was detained during a protest in Lucknow. PTI

Raj Babbar was detained during a protest in Lucknow. PTI

The Congress is trying to exploit children's death for politics, this is ridiculous and shameless, BJP spokesman Rakesh Tripathi told reporters.

"The Yogi Adityanath government is firmly determined to provide best healthcare facilities in the state. It is taking time due to a collapsed system but the government is working in the right direction," he claimed.

Terming the agitation by Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar as "drama", Tripathi said, he should have sung Ram Dhun when his party president Sonia Gandhi was taking AIIMS to Raebareli and when NRHM money was looted in the state.

Babbar should have protested when money was spent in Saifai Mahotsava by the Akhilesh Yadav government, he said.

Earlier, the Congress attacked the Adityanath government, claiming it was accepting responsibility on the issue pertaining to the death of children in a Gorakhpur hospital.

Babbar said on Wednesday that his party will fight till the victims get justice.

Babbar was held on Wednesday as he tried to go towards the secretariat annexe singing Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram to commemorate the attack on Mahatma Gandhi on 16 August, 1947. He and a number of other party leaders were later released.

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 20:25 PM

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