Despite Smriti Irani’s claims that she had helped the victims of a pile-up at Yamuna Expressway last week, the daughter of a doctor killed in the accident today contradicted the Union minister’s version of the story.
“Smriti Irani’s convoy rammed into our car. She came out. I begged her for help but she left,” Dr Ramesh Nagar’s daughter Sandili claimed.
The family alleged that the children – Nagar’s daughter and nephew – could get proper medical attention only after seven hours.
Nagar’s son Abhishek said, “My sister literally pleaded with folded hands to Smriti Irani for help, but she did not stop.”
Abhishek, who had filed the FIR, had earlier said that the minister did not help the victims and her car moved away.
The children were taken to the hospital by the police, Abhishek added.
Irani had tweeted after the accident, “For all enquiring re (garding) my accident – I’m fine. Thank you for the concern and wishes.”
“There was a pile-up of vehicles due to an accident on the expressway. Unfortunately, the police vehicle before mine and my car also crashed…Tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quite some time and ensured they reach a hospital. Pray for their safety,” the minister had tweeted.
However, HRD Minister Smriti Irani denies that she had left without helping after an accident on the highway on Saturday in which a doctor was killed and his young nephew was critically injured. She has also rejected the charge that the Honda City car that hit the doctor’s bike was a part of her convoy.
“There was a pile up of vehicles due to an accident on the expressway. Unfortunately the police vehicle before mine and my car also crashed,” she narrated the incident, assuring her well-wishers that she was unhurt.
“For all enquiring re my accident- I’m fine. Thank you for the concern and wishes (sic),” she said. Irani, along with other BJP leaders, was returning to New Delhi from a meeting of the party’s youth wing in Uttar Pradesh’s Vrindavan town near Mathura.