30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital: Sonia, Rahul express shock

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed deep shock over the death of 30 children at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh due to lack of oxygen.
The Congress president said she was pained beyond words by the humongous tragedy and that her heart went out to the families of the innocent children who “fell prey to gross negligence and incorrigible misconduct on part of the authorities”.
She urged the Uttar Pradesh government to take immediate cognisance of the crime and bring the culprits to book. She also called upon the state Congress workers to provide relief to families of the victims. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government was responsible for the tragedy. “Deeply pained. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. BJP govt is responsible and should punish the negligent, who caused this tragedy,” he tweeted……….


Infant deaths: Congress says CM Yogi Adityanath, health minister should resign

The Congress today held the Uttar Pradesh government “responsible” for the death of 30 infants at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur, and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who visited Baba Raghav Das Medical College in eastern Uttar Pradesh, along with party colleagues, expressed deep anguish over the death of 30 children, allegedly due to shortage of supply of liquid oxygen, in a span of 48 hours.

He said, “This incident took place due to the laxity on the part of the state government. We hold the state government responsible for it. The health minister and the health secretary must immediately tender resignation. The doctors should not be blamed for this….


Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow to demand compensation for Amethi farmers

01.08.2017, Lucknow

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is visiting National Highway Authority of India`s (NHAI) regional office in Lucknow on Tuesday to demand compensation for farmers in his constituency Amethi`s Jagdishpur in connection to the expansion of a highway towards Varanasi.

He will demand along with the farmers that proper procedure should be adopted to either compensate the affected people or the bylane be shifted.

The highway is being widened at the Kathora Gram Sabha in Jagdishpur block.


Raj Babbar sits on dharna in Ambedkarnagar over farmers’ compensation issues

Police had a hard time controlling the villagers protesting against non-payment of compensation after taking their land for highway construction when Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar joined them today and announced to sit on dharna till their demands are met.
First the police did not allow the Congress president to enter the district and was detained on the border this morning but later, on police protection, he was taken to Dhoda village under Tanda tehsil. The DM and SP of the district interacted with the Congress president but he refused to budge and sat on dharna after blocking the demolition drive.

Several hundred villagers too came in support and they too joined the dharna.

Mr Babbar told reporters that ”It is illegal to demolish houses without giving adequate compensation to the villagers.”

“I will continue to sit on dharna till the authorities make payment of the compensation to the villagers,” he said.UP Congress spokesperson Amarnath Agarwal alleged that the state government was indulged in high-handedness by demolishing the houses without giving any compensation to the villagers…


Rahul Gandhi condoles demise of renowned scientist U R Rao

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today condoled the demise of eminent space scientist and former ISRO Chairman U R Rao.

Gandhi credited Rao with the launch of India’s first satellite Aryabhata in 1975 to the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in 2013, that helped ISRO touch unparallelled heights.

“From the launch of Aryabhatta to the MOM, Prof U R Rao’s contributions have taken ISRO to unparallelled heights. Very sad to learn of his demise,” he said on Twitter….