The Congress has lashed out at the Centre for alleged secrecy about the former MoS E Ahamed’s death.
The Opposition leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said,”I think the government already knew that he had passed away, but they were trying to maybe delay announcement. Its not March 31, there is a lot of time to present the budget. The government can postpone it. This was an inhuman act.”
“Secrecy over Ahamed’s death was maintained for the Union budget. Just to present the budget they did not disclose despite the fact he almost passed away the moment he collapse.” he told News 18.
High drama had prevailed at government-run RML hospital with top Congress leaders visiting the hospital to enquire about former Union Minister health and alleging that his family was not being allowed to meet him. “Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel rushed to the RML hospital because E Ahamed’s family, who collapsed today, is not being permitted to meet him or to know about his well being. This is complete high-handedness of the government,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
The family of the politician too lashed out at the administration of the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here where he was admitted, saying that they have not been allowed to meet Ahamed nor have been consulted regarding his medical procedures.
With PTI/ANi inputs.