UP assembly polls: SP shifts blame of Kanpur train accident on PM, says Centre should take action

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday blamed conspirators sitting in Nepal for the November 2016 train derailment in Kanpur that killed 149 people.

UP assembly polls: SP shifts blame of Kanpur train accident on PM, says Centre should take action

Amidst the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the ruling Samajwadi Party has now put the onus regarding the Kanpur Train accident on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it's the government’s duty to take cognizance of the matter and take required steps.

SP leader Naresh Agarwal told Asian News International (ANI), “The action will have to be taken by the central government. The UP government cannot take action against Nepal. The Prime Minister should tell if the answers for everyday attacks in Kashmir and terrorists sheltering in Nepal should be given by the central government or UP government… This is a way of gaining votes by giving false assurances to people.”


Questioning Modi’s prime ministerial responsibilities, Agarwal said, “The way the Prime Minister has been holding rallies, it looks as if he is not fighting country elections, but only Uttar Pradesh elections. The Prime Minister is doing nothing about the brave hearts losing their lives on the border but he is very concerned for Uttar Pradesh. What can you expect from such a Prime Minister?”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday blamed conspirators sitting in Nepal for the November 2016 train derailment in Kanpur that killed 149 people. “Kanpur rail accident in which hundreds were killed was a conspiracy and the conspirators carried it out sitting across the border (Nepal),” said the Prime Minister while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda. He urged the people of Gonda to elect those who are patriotic.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had in February confirmed that Dubai-based Shamshul Huda was the “mastermind” for the sabotage behind the Indore-Patna Express train accident in Kanpur on November 16, 2016.