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Railways or WB politics? Time to decide for Mamata: Paswan

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday demanded a judicial probe into the train mishap in Birbhum district of West Bengal and blamed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for the accident which left 60 people dead and over 90 others injured.

patna Updated: Jul 19, 2010 14:46 IST

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday demanded a judicial probe into the train mishap in Birbhum district of West Bengal and blamed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for the accident which left 60 people dead and over 90 others injured.

"It is a serious lapse on the part of the Railways...There were no Naxal activities and no fog even then such a major accident occurred," Paswan told reporters in Patna.

The former Railway Minister demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

Alleging that Banerjee was concentrating on poll-bound West Bengal alone at the cost of the Railways, Paswan asked her to make her stand clear whether she would focus only on her home state or look after the affairs of her ministry.

At least 60 people were killed and over 90 passengers injured when a train in high speed tore through the rear of another at the Sainthia station in Bhirbhum district, after it apparently overshot the signal in the small hours of the day.