Govt indifferent to safety of people: BJP

Attacking the Centre in the wake of the derailment of Kalka Mail, BJP accused the government of being indifferent to the safety of people and said the Railway Ministry is "surviving on God`s mercy".

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2011, 19:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Attacking the Centre in the
wake of the derailment of Kalka Mail, BJP on Sunday accused the
government of being indifferent to the safety of people and
said the Railway Ministry is "surviving on God`s mercy".

Claiming that the accident took place as Kalka mail
collided with a goods train, BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz
Hussain said the mishap would not have occurred, had
anti-collision device been installed in the it.
"Railway Ministry is surviving on God`s mercy. For the
last so many years all development works have stopped in
Railways. There is no concern for safety and security. This
incident would not have happened, had this train been equipped
with anti-collision device," he said.

He demanded suitable compensation for the families of
those who died in the accident and charged the government with
being indifferent to the safety of people.
"This government is indifferent to the safety of
people. Such a big ministry has been handed over to two state
ministers, who are in a tussle to prove their supremacy over
each other. There is no Cabinet Minister there," he said.

PTI