Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a protest against the State Government for the outbreak of jaundice in the capital town and rural areas in Shimla district.
Saffron activists gathered outside Deputy Commissioner Office here and raised slogans against State government. Local legislator and former Rajya Sabha member Mr. Suresh Bhardwaj alleged that State government and Shimla Municipal Corporation failed to tackle the Jaundice outbreak in the city. “Number of affected person from Jaundice is increasing day by day and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that situation was under control,” he said.
He also said that Shimla Municipal Corporation and the Government failed to ensure the clean drinking water to Shimla town. “It is due to failure of Congress Government and Shimla Municipal Corporation that people of Shimla were supplied contaminated drinking water,” he said while addressing the gathering outside DC office.
He also said that if sewerage treatment plant was not functioning perfectly then why the action was not taken against the responsible party. “Government blamed locals for the contamination by saying that sewer waste was leaked from private houses. The Government should have checked it in time,” he said.
Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Ganesh Dutt said high-level probe should be ordered in this case besides stern action against the officials found guilty for this.
Around 800 people are affected from Jaundice, instead of running of responsibility, the Government should take strict action against the culprit, he said while addressing BJP activists.