New Delhi: The humble Gorakhpur which is reeling under the tragedy of the death of innocent children saw a big hustle and bustle today. No the commotion was not for the underdogs, but for its CM yogi Adityanath and his bete noire Rahul Gandhi. The stained hands were there to rock the empty cradles.
Till yesterday, the death toll of innocent children in the BRD hospital since August 7 was 71 due to various causes including encephalitis. Some of the deaths were alleged to have been caused by shortage of oxygen, a claim dismissed by the Uttar Pradesh government. More than 70 children have died in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, Gorakhpur, also the constituency of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
The chief minister launched the campaign from Andhiyari Bagh locality and will also tour encephalitis and flood-affected areas. CM launched 'Swachh Uttar Pradesh, Swasth Uttar Pradesh' campaign and broomed a street in Gorakhpur's Andhiyari Bagh locality.
Rahul Gandhi will arrive here in connection with the death of children in the BRD medical college hospital. Launching a scathing attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Yogi said that Gorakhpur is not a picnic spot. Hesaid,"Delhi mein baitha koi yuvraj swachhta abhiyan ka mahatv nahi jaanega. Gorakhpur unke liye picnic spot bane uski ijazat nahi deni chahiye."
Yogi further added, "I started movement against Encephalitis, when it comes to it prevention is better than cure and it starts with sanitation.
He stressed that the common man has to join hands in cleanliness drive as this is the permanent solution from disease.