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Spurious liquor deaths: Priyanka Gandhi demands strict action

NEW DELHI: Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday demanded the BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand make sure strict punishment to these responsible for the hooch tragedy and supply ok compensation to the families of the deceased.

Over 60 people have died within the hooch tragedy that hit two adjacent districts within the two states with more people death of the spurious liquor they drank at a Haridwar village, officials mentioned.

More than 20 people died in Balupur and its neighbouring villages in Haridwar district and around 40 had died in UP's Saharanpur district.

Priyanka Gandhi, who took charge as AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East last week, mentioned it used to be not possible that the business of unlawful liquor used to be operated on this sort of huge scale under the patronage of the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh governments.

"I am very shocked and saddened to know that more than 100 people have been killed in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Kushinagar and several villages, and the death toll is continuing to mount," she mentioned in her first legit commentary after taking charge as general secretary.

"No amount of condemnation is enough for this heart-wrenching incident," she mentioned within the commentary issued in Hindi.

Priyanka Gandhi mentioned she hopes that the BJP governments will take strict action in opposition to the criminals responsible for the deaths and supply suitable compensation in addition to the supply of presidency jobs for the families of the deceased.

"I am extremely distressed to hear about such a tragic incident and express my deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased persons," she mentioned.

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