Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Blames Yogi Adityanath For Vrindavan Temple Stampede

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Blames Yogi Adityanath For Vrindavan Temple Stampede, who had visited Mathura on Janmashtami, claiming that the police force intended to contain the crowd had been hired for his protection.

According to Akhilesh Yadav, who spoke to the media in Mathura, Janmashtami used to be celebrated with pomp during the previous Samajwadi Party administration, but no such instances occurred.

“The BJP administration is accountable for this (event) since the catastrophe occurred under their regime,” he remarked.

Mr. Yadav made fun of Adityanath for traveling to Mathura on Janmashtami. He said, “What was the need to be there for hours when he (Adityanath) knew that there would be a sea of Krishna devotees in Mathura on Janmashtami? He hired the police, who were supposed to keep the populace under control. As a consequence, there was a deficiency (of force) where it was required, which led to the disaster.”

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In the early hours of August 20, a stampede at the Bankey Bihari temple in Mathura during Janmashtami festivities resulted in two fatalities and seven injuries among pilgrims.

Additionally, Mr. Yadav urged that the families of those slain in the event get fair compensation.

The families of the tourists who died in the catastrophe at the Bankey Bihari shrine should get 50 lakh apiece, according to Mr. Yadav.

In response to suggestions that Vrindavan is turned into a corridor like the Kashi Vishwanath temple, Akhilesh Yadav stated the holy town’s historical roots “should not be messed with at all.”

The former chief minister also said that the BJP is destroying the Braj area rather than working to improve it.

The SP leader responded by saying that although the BJP only has one candidate for prime minister, the Opposition has several candidates.

The “increasing costs” of commodities, the now-repealed agriculture policies, and unemployment were among the issues he criticized the Union government for.