Politics over the Odisha rail tragedy continues. This time Congress has questioned the Narendra Modi government and the Railways seeking a CBI probe into the Odisha railway tragedy.

What the Congress says is that the CBI probe was part of the government-run railway’s move as “headlines management.”

Records show that Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had announced on Sunday evening that a CBI probe had been recommended into the train accident case.

Vaidhnaw had indicated that possible “ sabotage” and tampering with the interlocking system, which detects the presence of trains, had led to the horrific accident involving the Shalimar- Chennai Central Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru- Howrah Superfast Express, and a goods train.

But the Congress suspects and criticized the government. Its general secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter:"Even before the Commissioner of Railway Safety has submitted his report on the Balasore train disaster, a CBI inquiry is announced." 

This is nothing but “headlines management” having failed to meet deadlines, Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter.


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