Days After Gorakhpur Tragedy, CM Yogi Calls For Grand Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations

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| August 14 , 2017 , 13:21 IST

Merely days after tragedy struck Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's hometown and constituency Gorakhpur when more than 65 children died in a hospital, the CM has directed preparations for a 'grand Krishna Janmashtami celebration'.

Despite the state mourning the tragic loss of the young souls, CM Yogi issued a directive to the Director General of Police (DGP) Suulkhan Singh, stating, "Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival and the police should organise it in a traditional and grand way."

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More than 65 children admitted to the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) medical college died in the span of a week. While reports allege that the deaths were due to a shortage of oxygen supply, the government maintains that the disease encephalitis took its toll and that a probe will be launched to uncover the truth behind the incident.

Following the instructions from the CM, DGP Singh has written to all district police chiefs, superintendents of police in the Railways and commandants of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) to adhere to the instructions about celebrating Janmashtami on a grand scale.

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While political leaders have slammed the state government for the decision, only the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has gone on record to express its views.

"This is ironical, tragic and in some ways reflective of the mindset of powers that be... They will go ahead with their agenda even in the wake of tragedies of such magnitude," said AAP spokesman Vaibhav Maheshwari.