Odisha rail tragedy: Cong demands Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw's resignation; slams PM Modi

Updated: Jun 5 2023 12:17AM

New Delhi, Jun 4 (PTI) The Congress on Sunday demanded the resignation of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw over the Odisha rail tragedy and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he should accept part of the responsibility for creating an “all is well” facade even as the critical infrastructure of the Indian Railway "languishes in neglect".

The Opposition party asked whether the prime minister will take responsibility for the "deadliest rail tragedy" of this century. It also asked who is responsible for ignoring the warnings and suggestions of experts, the parliamentary committee and CAG report.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that Modi was busy flagging off trains while not paying attention to railway safety. He called for fixing accountability of all posts from top to bottom to prevent such incidents in future.