Lucknow: Accusing both the Centre and state government of shying away from responsibility for Allahabad tragedy, the BJP on Tuesday demanded probe by a sitting high court judge to bring out the reasons that triggered the stampede.
"Neither the Centre nor the state government is admitting its responsibility. The state has ordered an inquiry by the chairman of Revenue Board, but Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has already given clean chit to his officials," state party chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai alleged.
He said with both the parties "engaged in a blame game", a government probe will not be enough to ascertain the causes of the tragic incident.
"In such circumstances, there is no point in having a government probe. The inquiry should be conducted by a sitting judge of the high court," Bajpai said on returning from Allahabad after taking stock of the situation.
Thirty six people, mostly Maha Kumbh devotees, were killed after a stampede broke out at the Allahabad railway station on February 10.