NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi mentioned on Sunday that the “apathy and incompetence” of the BJP authorities in Assam has resulted in “tragic” deaths of over 100 folks because of consumption of poisonous alcohol.
The demise toll in Assam’s hooch tragedy has shot as much as 124, whereas 331 individuals are present process remedy in hospitals, officers mentioned on Sunday.
“The apathy and incompetence of the Assam authorities has resulted within the tragic deaths of over 140 folks with scores of victims in hospital, poisoned by poisonous alcohol,” Gandhi tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
The apathy & incompetence of the Assam Govt. has resulted within the tragic deaths of over 140 folks with scores of vi… https://t.co/4MPhs9A8LO
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1551001674000
He added, “My condolences to the households of those that have died. I additionally pray that these in hospital make a speedy restoration.”
Numerous labourers of two tea estates of Golaghat and Jorhat districts had fallen in poor health after ingesting spurious liquor, on Thursday night time and lots of of them died up to now few days.
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal met the affected folks at Jorhat Medical School Hospital (JMCH) on Saturday and introduced an ex-gratia cost of Rs two lakh to the following of kin of every of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those that fell in poor health.
Sonowal mentioned on Saturday, the responsible wouldn’t be spared, even because the opposition Congress accused the BJP authorities in Assam of not taking sufficient steps to cease the sale of illicit liquor and demanded the resignation of the state excise minister.