Akhilesh Yadav Blames Yogi Adityanath For Vrindavan Temple Stampede


Two devotees have been killed and 7 injured within the stampede on the Bankey Bihari temple. (File)


Samajwadi Social gathering president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday blamed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who visited Mathura on Janmashtami, for the August 20 stampede, saying the police pressure meant to regulate the group was engaged for his safety.

Talking to reporters in Mathura, Akhilesh Yadav mentioned throughout the earlier Samajwadi Social gathering regime, Janmashtami was celebrated with pomp, however no such incidents occurred. “The tragedy occurred within the BJP authorities, and for this (incident), it’s accountable,” he mentioned.

Taking a dig at Adityanath over his go to to Mathura on Janmashtami, Mr Yadav mentioned, “When he (Adityanath) knew that on Janmashtami, there’s a sea of Krishna devotees (in Mathura), then what was the necessity to keep there for hours? The police pressure, which was meant to regulate the individuals, was engaged for him. Because of this, there was a scarcity (of pressure) at locations the place it was wanted, and the tragedy occurred.”

Two devotees have been killed and 7 injured within the stampede on the Bankey Bihari temple in Mathura throughout Janmashtami celebrations within the early hours of August 20.

Mr Yadav additionally demanded enough compensation to the members of the family of these killed within the incident.

“The households of the pilgrims killed in Bankey Bihari temple tragedy ought to be paid Rs 50 lakh every,” Mr Yadav mentioned.

On discussions that Vrindavan ought to be reworked right into a hall on the traces of Kashi Vishwanath temple, Akhilesh Yadav mentioned the traditional nature of the holy city “shouldn’t be tampered with in any respect”.

The previous chief minister additionally alleged that the BJP as a substitute of creating the Braj area is destroying it.

To a query, the SP chief mentioned there are a number of faces within the Opposition for the submit of prime minister however the BJP has just one.

He additionally criticised the Union govt over “rising costs” of commodities, now-repealed farm legal guidelines, and unemployment.

“It’s unlucky that the goals of the youth are being shattered by means of the schemes like Agnipath navy recruitment scheme,” Mr Yadav alleged.

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