The political stalwart of politically vibrant state of Bihar, Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan blamed the Bihar Government for the stampede occurred outside Gandhi Maidan. He demanded for a probe into this matter by a judge of Patna High Court.
“It’s nothing but ‘lipa poti’ (eyewash)… What will they inquire when the people know that an insensitive state government made no arrangement for such a big event of ‘Ravana Vadh’ which is watched every year by a huge mass of people”, said Paswan at Gandhi Maidan.
33 People were killed and several others injured in a stampede at Gandhi Maidan in Bihar the last evening when a huge gathering for Dassera celebreations was miss-managed.
“If you want to go to the root of the problem, a probe by a sitting judge of the Patna High Court should be ordered to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future,” he said.
Paswan further asked, “What happened to the probe into the stampede during Chhath festival in Patna two years ago in which too a large number of people had died?”