Politics on any tragedy is unwanted: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

ChouhanChief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would be visiting Datia-Ratangarh later on Monday to review the situation. (PTI)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said politics on any tragedy like the stampede at Ratangarh temple in Datia district is unwanted.

"Politics on any tragedy is unwanted. The focus should be on attending to the injured and taking steps to avoid any such incidents in the future," Chouhan said in a tweet on the issue.

The Chief Minister would be visiting Datia-Ratangarh later in the day to review the situation, after getting a nod from the State Election Commission.

Earlier, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh had blamed corruption in plum postings for the occurrence of such tragedies.

"Postings of Collectors and Superintendent of Police (SP) in districts have been done on the basis of money they collect. It is a common practice during BJP rule and those getting appointed in such a manner hardly care for an action in the event of a lapse on their part," Singh told reporters at the airport last night en route to New Delhi.

Singh alleged that policemen were charging Rs 200 for allowing tractor-trolleys to pass through the bridge which led to stampede and demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

115 people were killed and over 100 injured in the stampede near the temple on Sunday following rumours that a river bridge the devotees were crossing was about to collapse.

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