Cong demands judicial probe into Chamarajanagar deaths, resignations of CM, 2 ministers


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Bengaluru, May 3: The deaths of 24 Covid patients due to lack of oxygen in the Chamarajanagar district hospital seems to be snowballing into a major political controversy with the opposition Congress party demanding a judicial probe and resignations of chief minister B S Yediyurappa, health minister Dr K Sudhakar and education minister S Suresh Kumar, who is the district in-charge.

Opposition leader in the State Assembly and former Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah, who spoke to reporters in Bengaluru on Monday after holding a virtual meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, attacked the BS Yediyurappa for its total mismanagement and mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic’s surge in the second wave, threatened to launch a state-wide agitation if the government failed to take action to improve its management of the pandemic.

Siddaramaiah demanded the probe into the episode by a committee headed by a district court judge to bring out the truth.

The probe by IAS officer and KSRTC managing director Shivayogi Kalasad ordered by the state government and the one by DGP & IGP Praveen Sood would not bring out real facts and provide justice to families who had lost their members.

The Congress demanded the resignation of chief minister B S Yediyurappa, health and family welfare minister K Sudhakar and district in-charge minister S Suresh Kumar for the major tragedy that claimed the lives of 24 persons.

Rs 25 lac compensation to each family sought

The Congress leader demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lac to each of the families for the loss of life and urged that the officials responsible for the deaths should be suspended immediately pending further investigation.

It may be recalled that former Congress president Rahul Gandhi first raised the issue through a tweet and asked if the deaths of the people in Chamarajanagar district hospital was murder and ridiculed the state government’s handling of the Covid pandemic.

Commenting on the tragedy, AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted: “This is murder by designed negligence of YediyurappaGovt! The Health Minister must resign. Will CM Yediyurappaji own moral responsibility for the death?#CovidIndia”.

Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar alleged that “the people have lost faith and trust in the government and ministers” as the government has no planning to handle the pandemic.

Shivakumar tweeted “Criminal negligence has led to these 24 deaths in Karnataka. Why do CM @BSYBJP & Minister @mlasudhakar keep lying every day saying there is enough oxygen? Is there no accountability? How many more will be 'killed' because the Govt can't supply Oxygen?”

The KPCC chief alleged that “the people have lost faith and trust in the government and ministers” as the government has no planning to handle the pandemic.

Shivakumar said he would meet chief secretary P Ravi Kumar and appeal to him to inform the people about the availability of oxygen and medicines related to Covid-19 in the state.

The public has also lost confidence in experts, the KPCC chief said and urged the chief secretary and health secretary to take steps to save the lives of the people.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Its so sad of our governments ignorance & careless for gaining political stunts & result is death of 24 people. How is it possible at a time dying so many people at a time...? I strongly doubt, either they killed or injected any poison. Concerned authority srinivas prasad must be resigned & punished without any consideration. If its 3 to 10 days gap may be can assume. But its impossible such a number of people die one time , impossible to believe. Strong action must be taken & all must force unfit & rude CM to resign.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Government of Karnataka - Rest in Peace ...

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  • Bob, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    The curse of the dead will not leave these ministers for sure because of their negligence.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Government is openly lying to its citizens saying there is no shortage of anything but people are dying for lack of ambulances, hospital beds, oxygen and the list is endless. This is a criminal offence. It is not a secret anymore. Some Ministers and responsible officers are lying in spite of being medical doctors themselves.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    BJP has totally failed to control Coronavirus even though they were warned by experts as early as February. Modi and Shah ignored them and carried on with no respect to human lives. They were also warned about oxygen shortage. Had vaccines which Modi sent abroad for his vaccine diplomacy while our own people were dying here. Educated people of West Bengal and Kerala have shown BJP the door to their policies of division. All BJP IT cell is now spreading fake propaganda through the media yet BJP is restricting twitter and Facebook accounts of critics which for their shame they are following. India is one of the top countries in the world for internet restrictions.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Mon, May 03 2021

    SUDHAKAR should go !! must go !!

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Education minister directly is responsible for spread of Corona in Mangalore. Sensless decision to reopen schools that too when the first wave not under full Control and that too when academic year was almost ending. He did this to please the education business lobby and private schools so that they could grab their fees from students and they are promoting students without exams. Asymptomatic school children are super spreaders of Corona virus and I am sure a lot of family members have been infected as a result. Karnataka is going to pay a huge price if people don't stop electing such uneducated ministers with a religious fanatic mindset and no scientific approach towards the pandemic outbreak.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    The government is busy making task force and control rooms as if they are going to war

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, May 03 2021

    "Cong demands judicial probe into Chamarajanagar deaths, resignations of CM, 2 ministers"........I think congress is asking for impossible to happen. Has anybody from BJP resigned on moral grounds....??????? How anybody can expect this to happen from a party without any moral...!!!!!????????

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Its a day light cold blooded murder by the govt due to their negligence. From PM to CM's needs resign immediately.

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  • Vicky, Manjeswara

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Its what happened if not good infrastructure available even after seventy years..which is a sad fact. People go on voting one party and made them strong results now in front of us. Where all money gone..earned thru all sources. No good road, no good water, no shelter, no food...really strange. Basic things still not available to a common man. How they voted to this party so long. Only teach them to be corrupt in all ways

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    @Vicky - If it weren't for the last 70 years, you wouldn't have been born. If the earlier governments were incompetent then Indians should have died of wars, sanctions, economic shocks, natural calamities like plague, famine and starvation. However it's the last 7 years that has really destroyed India.

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  • Prakrithi, Mangalur

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Vicks, forget the past. Now at present popular govt made na development all over india? Bullet proof trains, chandrayana, built statues, election rallies, foreign visits, demonization, gst, banks merged, loan takers, looters ran to european countries, no interest rates, airports. Hua na desh hamara developed from 2014 ? Be happy. Tom, if u are at time ua govt will feed your whole family. Dont worry 0

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Rs 2 credited to your account by bjp IT cell. Keep going.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Vicky : it's Good the previous government didn't do more or else your present central government would have sold all that also,

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    So you are sad that BJP didn't win in WB, no problem. but Karnataka has been under BJP's rule for more than 7 years now.

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  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai

    Tue, May 04 2021

    If I may add - it is the inexperience, educational background and lack of administration that has rolled India over to a situation from where we will see gloom and nothing else.

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  • Vicky, Manjeswara

    Mon, May 03 2021

    During sikh carnage which is human error did PM or any ministers resigned.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    What about Gujarat riots? Anybody resigned? Got promotion to see these days.

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