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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sushma Swaraj Blames Kerala Govt for the Stampade in Sabarimala

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, who visited the Sabarimala stampede site at Pulumedu in Kerala's Idukki District on Wednesday alleged lapses on the part of State Government and criticized them for not taking any action into the incident, where 102 Sabarimala pilgrims lost their lives in a stampede on Friday night.

Swaraj, who visited the stampede site, said that the issue would be raised in the Parliament.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Swaraj also asked the stakeholders to come out with a concrete plan to avoid such mishaps.

At least 102 people were killed and 60 injured in a stampede while returning from the Sabarimala shrine when a jeep crashed into the pilgrims at Pulumedu in Kerala's Idukki district.

Most of the victims who perished were from Tamil Nadu, Andhdra Pradesh and Karnataka. They were returning home through the forest route after the Makarajyoti darshan, considered a celestial phenomenon, at the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa.

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