The Kolkata flyover tragedy seems to have provided an opportunity for political parties to take pot shots at each other. In order to take first hand stock of the situation on the ground, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited the city’s Posta area where the under-construction flyover collapse killed 24 people. He later met the injured in the hospital.
Flanked by Congress West Bengal unit party president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and former union minister Deepa Dasmunsi, Gandhi was at the crash site for five minutes and interacted with the officials engaged in rescue work.
He then went to the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, and interacted with some of the injured admitted there.
“It’s a tragedy and one must give support to whatever he can. The injured people need support and I am here to give whatever support I can. I am not here to talk politics,” Gandhi told media persons after his hospital visit.
Later in the day, Gandhi will be addressing election rallies at Kulti and Durgapur in Burdwan district and Bankura.
The under construction Vivekananda Road flyover collapsed on the busy Posta area of the city on Thursday killing 27 people and injuring many more. (IANS)