Recruitment mishap: Maneka to file case against Railways, ITBP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 21:59
Bareilly: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said she would file a case against the Railways and the ITBP in connection with the death of 19 people who had come for a recruitment drive by the force here earlier this month.

"I would take legal opinion from lawyers of the Supreme Court on returning to Delhi and file a case against the ITBP and the Railways in connection with the death of several candidates in a rail accident," Maneka, who represents Aonla constituency, told reporters here.

Maneka blamed the ITBP authorities for the February 1 incident in which several youths had fallen to death from a train crammed with ITBP aspirants. The youths had also gone on a rampage here over alleged improper arrangements for the recruitment camp for which over one lakh people had turned up.

Taking a dig at Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maneka said, "She is concerned only about West Bengal".

The BJP MP said that she would work to ensure that the victims of the tragedy get adequate compensation.

Attacking the Mayawati government, Maneka Gandhi allaged that "90 per cent of her ministers and MLAs were involved in cases of murder, loot, crime against women and land grabbing.

"It appears that the chief minister has given a free hand to her MLAs and ministers for loot," she alleged.

To a question on the incident involving a security officer cleaning the shoes of the chief minister, Maneka said that it appears that she is out to give a signal to the higher castes.

Gandhi also met shopkeepers and farmers of Bukharagaon outside the ITBP complex who had suffered losses following arson and loot by protesters.


First Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 21:59

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