Train-school van accident: Nautanki bandh karo, UP CM tells protestors


New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has raked up a controversy after he was heard asking the family members of the Kushinagar accident victims to “stop the nautanki”.

The chief minister after reaching the accident site was immediately surrounded by agitated family members and relatives of the 13 school children who died in the collision between a school van and a passenger train at an unmanned lineĀ  . Four other school kids sustained injuries and are being treated at a medical college in Gorakhpur.

The family members of the deceased kids hit out at Yogi Adityanath for his insensitive remarks. They added that the compensation given by the chief minister was just a formality and it would not bring back their children. The protesting parents are holding the railways responsible for the accident.

The chief minister’s office has countered accusations against him, saying he did not say “nautanki band karo” to the aggrieved parents but to those who hounded him to get photographs clicked with him.