Hathras stampede: Rahul meets families of victims

Hathras, July 5 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday arrived at Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras and met the families of the stampede victims.

He said that the party is with them in this hour of grief.

Rahul also demanded the state government to find out the reason behind the unfortunate incident and immediate disbursement of appropriate ex-gratia to the families of each deceased.

Later talking to the media ,Gandhi said, “This is a very sad incident. Several people have lost their lives. I don’t want to give it a political colour but there have been lapses from the administration side. We need to find out”.

“The most important thing now is that appropriate compensation should be given, as they come from very poor families and it is a difficult time for them. I also request the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to see the condition of the people and give them adequate compensation,” the Senior Congress leader said.

He said that the Chief Minister should disburse the ex-gratia amount soon as the families need the same now.

The former Congress President claimed that the families he met have said that there was lapse from the administration side and there was no police arrangement at the site.

As many as 121 people died and many injured in a stampede during a satsang in Hathras on July 2.

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