Odisha Train Tragedy: After the train accident in Balasore, Odisha, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav held a press conference on the spot. During this, differences came to the fore on the figures of death given by Mamta Banerjee. The Railway Minister immediately objected to Mamta’s statement and interrupted her. A video of PC has gone viral on social media.
Railway Minister and Mamta Banerjee PC from the spot
According to information, a large number of people who died in the Balasore train accident are from West Bengal. Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee visited Balasore on Saturday on the information of the accident. A press conference was held at the accident site itself. During this, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav was also present. In PC, Mamta expressed grief over the accident. He said that this is the biggest accident of this century.
#WATCH | Earlier today, WB CM Mamata Banerjee and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw disagreed on death toll. Mamata Banerjee said “had info of 500” while Vaishnaw said “238 as per state govt data”– Advertisement –
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Railway Minister immediately interrupted Mamta Banerjee
The central government should constitute a committee to investigate this. Along with this, he said that about 500 people have died in this accident. As soon as Mamata said this, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav interrupted her. Objected that this figure is not correct. On this Mamta said that you are telling the official figure. Mamta said that I myself have been the Railway Minister. So there was a clash between the two.
Mamta said that the matter should be investigated
The video of this conversation has been released by the news agency ANI. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was also present in this press conference. However, during the PC, Mamta said that there should be no politics at this time. Mamta said that I am standing with the government and the railway minister. There should be a high level inquiry into the matter.
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