‘Act of GOD or act of FRAUD’: Congress’ Digvijaya Singh MOCKS PM Narendra Modi on Morbi bridge collapse | India Information

Bhopal: Senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh has attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat authorities over the collapse of a suspension bridge on Machchhu river in Gujarat’s Morbi district, through which a minimum of 135 individuals have died. Slamming the Centre over the tragedy, the Congress veteran requested to know if it was an “act of God or an act of fraud”.



Digvijaya Singh, who issued a number of tweets on the incident, was enjoying on the phrase that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reportedly used at a rally whereas lampooning the Mamata Banerjee authorities in West Bengal after the Vivekananda Road flyover collapsed in Kolkata on March 31, 2016, killing many. “Modi ji, is the Morbi bridge accident an Act of God or Act of Fraud?” Singh tweeted whereas quoting a 2016 information report.

He mentioned the bridge was below restore for six months however collapsed 5 days after it was reopened. In Gujarat, the place the Bharatiya Janata Party has been in energy for 27 years, the Narmada canal broke throughout the first day’s testing at village Bidra in Kutch district in July this yr, whereas an overbridge in Bhuj, which took 8-9 years to construct, needed to be repaired inside a yr of commissioning, Singh claimed.



Gujarat’s Morbi city will voluntarily observe a ‘bandh’ on Monday to mourn the deaths of those that died after a cable bridge collapsed on Sunday resulting in dying of over 100 folks. The dying toll in Gujarat’s Morbi bridge collapse incident has now reached 135 and over 177 folks have been rescued to this point. As many as 135 our bodies have been recovered by the rescuers and a number of other persons are nonetheless feared lacking.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has arrange a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by an IAS officer to inquire into the suspension bridge collapse within the Morbi city, that left over 100 lifeless. The SIT will likely be headed by Commissioner of Municipalities Rajkumar Beniwal, and the opposite members are Secretary, Roads and Building Department, Sandeep Vasava, Inspector General of Police Subhash Trivedi, and two engineers specialised in structural and high quality management. 

The state authorities has deployed 4 NDRF groups, in addition to defence personnel in search and rescue operations, and even summoned swimmers and divers from surrounding districts. According to locals, the bridge contractor was charging Rs 12 and 17 from guests.

The suspension bridge on the Machchhu river in Gujarat’s Morbi that collapsed on Sunday night killing a number of folks was reopened for the general public simply 4 days again after seven months of restore work by a non-public agency, however had not obtained the municipality’s “health certificates”, an official mentioned instructed PTI. The greater than a century-old bridge in Morbi metropolis caved in round 6.30 pm when it was full of folks.