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Driver was listening to PM's Mann ki Baat when the train accident happened: Congress

29, Jun 2015 By @jurnoleast

New Delhi: Just a day after a local train in Mumbai crashed into a platform at Churchgate station, Congress party has already come up with its version of what led to the accident. According to a spokesperson for the party, the driver of the train was listening to PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat on his smartphone when the accident occurred.

What Congress party believes caused the accident
What Congress party believes caused the accident

Speaking to FN a party member said, “The driver of the train lost control and failed to apply brakes on time as he was busy listening to the PM on the radio. But it’s not the driver fault. He was distracted by the PM’s address. Modiji should take moral responsibility for the accident and resign immediately.”

Congress party also alleged that all government servants have been given instructions to tune into PM’s Mann Ki Baat on Sunday and to ensure that they don’t skip it; surprise quiz is conducted on Monday for which PM Modi personally sets the questions. An official investigation into the accident revealed the possibility of human error as the driver dozed off but the Congress party refuted it saying that government is just trying to find excuses.

The party also demanded an immediate ban on Mann Ki Baat, saying that it did not add any value to the life of the common man. “PM is distracting the people and ignoring core issues. BJP Ministers are charged with corruption and PM is asking for #selfiewithdaughter. Modiji is good only for two things, taking selfies and going on foreign trips,” said a Congress Minister as news of Rahul Gandhis’s UK trip came in.

Meanwhile, BJP said that the accident occurred as the driver dozed off and failed to apply the brakes on time. A party spokesperson said, “Sleeping is a basic human need and driver should not be blamed for it. Does Mr. Rahul Gandhi not sleep in the parliament? Why blame the poor driver.”

The situation has quickly turned political with both parties blaming each other. Not to be left behind, AAP has also jumped in and said that the accident could have been averted had AAP been in power as the driver would have taken a u-turn before hitting the buffer. Media is also trying its best to give it a religious color to garner TRP’s with some trying to find out if the driver belonged to minority community and if he was overworked during the holy month.