"You Could Be From RSS" Akhilesh Yadav To Doctor
Samajwadi Party leader, Akhilesh Yadav has been caught on video shouting at on-duty doctor at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj district on Monday.
Akhilesh Yadav was visiting patients and family members of people who died in a road accident.
New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader, Akhilesh Yadav has been caught on video shouting at on-duty doctor at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj district on Monday, saying "you could be from the RSS... you could be from the BJP... you don't have to explain to me what they are saying".
The former Chief Minister was visiting patients and family members, who were admitted after a road accident last week, in which at least 20 people ave been died, when the confrontation took place.
In a video of the incident, shared online by the news agency ANI, Mr Yadav was seen interacting with family members who raise the question of compensation when the doctor intervenes and is told off.
#WATCH Former CM Akhilesh Yadav who went to meet injured of Kannauj accident, at a hospital in Chhibramau asks Emergency Medical Officer to leave the room as he speaks about compensation amount been given to the injured,says, "Tum sarkar ka paksh nahi le sakte...bahar bhaag jao". pic.twitter.com/U3DrdHI1se— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 14, 2020
Akhilesh Yadav said as he turned to face the doctor who was not visible in the video, "You don't speak... you are a government man... I know. You don't have to explain anything to me about what they are saying. You don't speak because you are a government servant."
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The Samajwadi Party leader was seemed to take objection to the doctor interrupting while a family member of one of the accident victims claimed not to have received any compensation from the state.
He yelled, "You are a very junior officer... a very small worker. You could be from the RSS... you could be from the BJP. You can't tell me what they are saying... you don't have to speak on behalf of the government. Step back... step further back. Go away from here..."
Emergency Medical Officer DS Mishra, later told ANI that, he had tried to correct the family member's claim over not receiving compensation.
Dr DS Mishra said, adding Mr Yadav had ordered him to leave even though he was on emergency duty, "I was standing there because I am their attending officer. When the patient's family members claimed that they did not receive their compensation, I tried to clarify that they have received the cheque."
Samajwadi Party has announced compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of those who died in the road accident.
Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for next of kin and Rs 50,000 for those who had suffered injuries.
At least 20 people were killed on Friday, after a bus carrying 46 passengers collided with a truck and caught fire. The accident took four fire engines about 40 minutes to douse the blaze and the rescued people, around 21 people were taken to a government-run hospital in the city.
An eyewitness stated that the bus was packed to capacity when the accident took place.
The eyewitness said, "There were many travellers. Only 10 to 12 could get out of the bus. The bus was absolutely packed. Other than the 10 to 12 who could get off the bus, everyone else was inside."
The Yogi Adityanath government has ordered officials to ensure proper treatment of the injured.
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