Amritsar train tragedy: Swamy blames Amarinder Singh for the deadly mishap
Swamy said that the Punjab government should have provided a ground for the people to celebrate Dussehra without risking their lives by standing on railway tracks. He also said that an action should be taken against those who gave the permission to install a Ravana effigy near the accident spot.
"Why not an open ground with proper fencing was built up to conduct such a big event? Why the organisers never informed the railways about the same? An action should be taken who permitted to celebrate Dusshera near the railway track," he said.
However, Punjab Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu tried to dispel the criticism and claimed that several announcements were made, urging spectators to occupy vacant space on the ground. She was the chief guest at the fateful event.
"There were vacant seats at Dhobi Ghat ground. Ravana was tied securely and there were no chances of it falling down and creating chaos. There was no stampede. Announcements were made 4-5 times asking people to come inside the ground," she said.