Boat accident – YSRCP demands judicial probe

Friday, November 17, 2017

The YSRCP accusing the State government of shielding the real culprits behind the boat accident in Krishna River has urged the State government to order a judicial probe into the accident.

YSRCP has held the Water Resources Minister responsible for the accident. Speaking at a press conference here today, party spokesperson Kolusu Parthasarathy said the government was hushing up the facts pertaining to the incident. The failure of Irrigation department which is authorised to issue licences to boat operators was grossly ignored.

He said that the Minister who has been getting his share to the operation of ferries is being ignored. Only judicial inquiry will bring out the facts, he said. The State government is blaming the officials by projecting it as an issue of the Tourism Department. But it was the Irrigation Department that should supervise and certify the safety norms for any navigation on the river front’, he said.

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