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Shiv Sena holds BJP government responsible for UP hooch tragedy, slams Adityanath for politicising poor's death

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The on Tuesday held BJP government responsible for UP hooch tragedy, and slammed for politicising the death of poor people.

Shiv Sena, which shares power with BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said that "one should not make such issue a political one."

The observation of comes close on the heels of Adityanath's allegation that the was responsible for "such mischievous acts."

It is worth mentioning that the hooch tragedy claimed over 60 lives in and Kushinagar districts of recently.

"One should not make such issue a political one. However, the of UP recently made a derogatory remark in which it held the SP responsible for the incident," said an editorial in 'Saamna,' which is Shiv Sena's mouthpiece.

"Instead, the whole responsibility of the tragedy lies with the BJP government because when people were consuming illicit liquor, the Adityanath was on a trip to to make political statements," further says the editorial.

Referring to Gorakhpur's tragedy last year in which several children were killed due to the unavailability of oxygen cylinders in the hospital, the said: "Even after such failures, the BJP claims of good governance."

Around 100 poor people lost their lives in the hooch tragedy in UP's and Kushinagar districts, and district in Uttarakhand.

government on Sunday constituted a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the hooch tragedy. The has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the victims of hooch tragedy.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 10:12 IST