New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has been caught on tape slamming the doctor at a hospital in Kannauj where he was to visit the patients injured in a road accident. Twenty people had died and several others were injured when a double-decker bus burst into flames after colliding with a truck on Friday.
“You could be from the RSS or from the BJP, but can’t tell me what they are saying,” Akhilesh can be heard saying in the video while he was interacting with the kin of the injured.
#WATCH Former CM Akhilesh Yadav who went to meet injured of Kannauj accident, at a hospital in Chhibramau asks Emergency Medical Officer to leave the room as he speaks about compensation amount been given to the injured,says, “Tum sarkar ka paksh nahi le sakte…bahar bhaag jao”. pic.twitter.com/U3DrdHI1se— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP)
January 14, 2020
Akhilesh lashed out at the doctor when he tried to intervene while the patients were telling the Samajwadi Party leader that they had not received compensation. On learning that the doctor is from Gorakhpur, SP Chief says, “It is now obvious why he is taking side of whom. He should not have interrupt in between when I was speaking to the patients.”
“You don’t speak, you are a government man, I know. You don’t have to explain anything to me. You don’t speak because you are a government servant,” Akhilesh says he turns to the doctor.
“You can’t tell me what they are saying. You need not to speak on behalf of the government. Go away from here,” he retorts.
The doctor has been identified as Emergency Medical Officer DS Mishra who later clarified that he had tried to correct the kin’s claim over not receiving compensation.
“I was present there as I was treating patients. One of the patients said he didn’t get the compensation cheque. I tried to clarify that the cheque was given. At this, Akhilesh ji got angry and asked me to leave the room,” Dr Mishra was quoted as saying by the ANI.
Akhilesh’s SP has announced ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the deceased, while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced relief of Rs 2 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
There were 45 passengers, including three staff, in the bus that was going to Jaipur from Farrukhabad when the accident occurred on the Grand Trunk Road near Chhibramau on Friday night, the police had said.
Charred bodies of 10 people have been recovered from the completely-damaged bus, District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said, adding one of the bodies has been identified as Rinku Yadav (32), the driver of the truck which collided with the bus.
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