The Congress on Thursday held the Bharatiya Janata Party governments in Maharashtra and at Centre responsible for the collapse of a foot overbridge in Mumbai. Police confirmed that the toll in the incident rose to six. The sixth person was identified as Mohan Elappa Kayangade.
“Modi government and Maharashtra government are criminally culpable for inaction leading to repeat tragedies: 29/9/2017 – Elphistone Stampede, 3/7/2018 – Andheri bridge collapse,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted hours after the incident, expressing condolences for the family of the victims. “Railway minister’s tall claims of audit have failed time and again. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal must resign or be sacked.”