Ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, senior congressional leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday spoke out against the BJP for its “arrogance”, saying that so far no one has apologized or resigned for the tragedy of the Morbi-depression collapse. bridge, which claimed 135 lives.
Chidambaram, who was here to campaign for his party, also claimed that Gujarat was “run from Delhi” and not by the state’s chief minister.
The Gujarat Assembly polls will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5 and the vote counting will take place on December 8.
On October 30, a suspension bridge over the Machchuu River in Gujarat’s Morbi district collapsed, killing 135.
Chidambaram said: “As far as I know, no one has apologized or resigned for such a great tragedy. This is due to the arrogance of the BJP. If such a thing had happened abroad, there would have been immediate resignations.” “They have not apologized because the government here believes they will easily win the upcoming elections and they should not be responsible for the incident,” he said.
“In those states where people beat the government, they feel responsible. I would appeal to the people of Gujarat to change this government and give Congress a chance,” he said.
Asked if he thinks central investigative agencies such as the CBI and ED were abused, Chidambaram claimed that “they are maidservants of the BJP. Ninety-five percent of the arrests they make are politicians from opposition parties.” On the issue in which BJP-ruled states announced the formation of committees to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the Congress leader said, “Even a child knows that states cannot implement it, it can be done by Parliament. “
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