Boat mishap ‘CM mum as boat owners giving bribes’: Opposition slams Naidu over Godavari tragedy

Boat mishap ‘CM mum as boat owners givin...

Andhra Pradesh opposition leaders have come down heavily on Chandrababu Naidu's government over the tragic Godavari boat mishap, where 16 bodies have been recovered so far.

On Tuesday evening, a boat reportedly carrying more than 40 passengers, capsized near Manturu of Devipatnam mandal of East Godavari district on its way to Vadapalli, a riverfront village.

Opposition leader, YSRCP Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, slammed the government for failing to take safety measures despite past experiences.

The leader who is on his Padayatra spoke with media regarding the incident.

Accusing the government of corrupt practices when it comes to taking safety precautions and licencing, he said, "The incident is so saddening to me, these murders are due to the government. We can think otherwise if it’s an isolated incident but in November, a similar incident had claimed more than 20 lives."

While 16 people managed to reach the river bank safely following the mishap, nearly 20 people are still reported to be missing.  

A sudden heavy whirlwind is said to be the reason behind the mishap. Rampachodavaram Additional SP Ajitha earlier told TNM, "The apparent strong wind is the reason behind the boat toppling."

Jagan Reddy added, "They're ferrying boats without licences, no safety regulation is being followed. The boats are being operated without bothering about the safety of passengers."

Accusing Naidu of corruption, Jagan said, "They're (boat owners) giving bribes. In those bribes, ministers are involved and bribes are going from ministers to CM, that is why CM is mum and doesn't respond when such incidents happen."

Questioning the lapses in safety measures, he said, "Can't a government with such a big machinery put an end to such practices and prevent such incidents? They will not question because they're taking bribes."

 


PostedOn: 16 May 2018 Total Views: 160




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