Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 | Time 00:04 Hrs(IST)
image
India


Nadda slams Congress for silence over TN hooch tragedy

Nadda slams Congress for silence over TN hooch tragedy

New Delhi,June24 (UNI) Union Health Minister and BJP national president JP Nadda on Monday wrote a letter to Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, questioning the party's silence over the Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy.
BJP President Nadda accused the Congress of maintaining “stoic silence” over the issue and alleged that Kallakurichi hooch tragedy was a "man-made disaster".
Hitting out at the state government, Nadda said that the illicit liquor mafia in Tamil Nadu is functioning with impunity under the DMK.
Nadda alleged that instead of taking responsibility and action against the mafia, the state government was busy in its cover-up, which in turn led to more deaths.
"I was shocked that when such a huge disaster has taken place, the Congress party led by you has maintained a stoic silence on this. At this juncture, the BJP and the entire nation indeed demand that you press upon the DMK-INDI Alliance Tamil Nadu government to go for a CBI probe and ensure the immediate removal of Muthuswamy as minister," letter said.
Targeting the Congress for its "deafening, hypocritical silence", Nadda urged Kharge to “pursue Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra, to either pay a visit to the victim's families or at least muster the courage to raise their voices on this issue".
“I invite you to join our leaders for a black band protest against this ‘state-sponsored disaster’ in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Prerna Sthal within Parliament precincts," wrote Nadda.
He said that the BJP had cautioned the DMK government of the illicit liquor mafia in the state. However, no attention was paid to their warnings.
Mentioning the heavy influence of "illicit liquor mafias" in the state, Nadda said that such businesses were "functioning with impunity, right in the open during broad daylight, with patronage from state and police".
The state administration's efforts to control the damage caused after the hooch tragedy by covering up the incident proved fatal and led to the loss of more lives, added Nadda.
UNI JA ING

More News
Pradhan alleges opposition of creating anarchy, asks for apology on NEET UG row

Pradhan alleges opposition of creating anarchy, asks for apology on NEET UG row

23 Jul 2024 | 10:55 PM

New Delhi, Jul 23 (UNI) Following the Supreme Court verdict on the NEET-UG row, Education Minister
Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday demanded an apology from the Opposition, accusing them of attempting to create anarchy in the country.

see more..
Bhutan gets highest allocation for countries in the region in Union Budget

Bhutan gets highest allocation for countries in the region in Union Budget

23 Jul 2024 | 10:03 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) Bhutan on Tuesday got the highest allocation for any country in the region, of Rs 2,068 crore as development aid, in the Union Budget for 2024-25, while there was a significant allocation for Nepal, of Rs 700 crore, in the budget.

see more..
EAM holds talks with IPU President and Tanzania Parliament Speaker

EAM holds talks with IPU President and Tanzania Parliament Speaker

23 Jul 2024 | 9:17 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Speaker of Tanzania’s National Assembly Tulia Ackson during which they discussed bilateral ties as well as development challenges of the Global South.

see more..
SC refuses to cancel the NEET-UG 2024 exam

SC refuses to cancel the NEET-UG 2024 exam

23 Jul 2024 | 8:31 PM

New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to cancel the NEET-UG 2024 exam on grounds of paper leak and malpractices and said there was no material to indicate that the leak was systemic, affecting the sanctity of the entire exam.

see more..
Chidambaram labels govt job claim in Budget as ‘Highly Exaggerated’

Chidambaram labels govt job claim in Budget as ‘Highly Exaggerated’

23 Jul 2024 | 7:31 PM

New Delhi, 23 July (UNI) Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday criticised the government’s claim that the employment scheme will benefit 290 lakh persons, calling it “highly exaggerated”.
“Unemployment is the biggest challenge facing the country. For a few dozen vacancies or a few thousand posts, millions of candidates apply and write an examination or appear for an Interview. According to CMIE, the all-India unemployment rate is 9.2 per cent,” Chidambaram noted.

see more..
image