New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday blamed Railway Minister Mukul Roy for the increasing number of railway accidents and said he appeared to be more engrossed in Trinamool rather than official work.
After detailing the number of accidents in recent times, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement: "The responsibility for this shocking state of affairs lies with Roy.
"He seems more preoccupied with the Trinamool Congress affairs and assignments in West Bengal."
It urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to "ignore the dereliction of duty by the railway minister and remain a hapless spectator".
In the latest accident Thursday, the Howrah-Dehradun Express derailed in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh killing five people.
On May 22, the Hampi Express rammed into a goods train killing 25 passengers. On May 6, six coaches of the Ferozpur-Punjab Mail derailed in Rohtak.
It said "the talk of sabotage by the railway minister and (West Bengal Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee cannot hide the fact that the railways are in a poor state with elementary safety standards being neglected".
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