Harda factory blast issue echoes in Assembly
   Date :09-Feb-2024

Harda factory blast 
By Bhavana ‘Aparajita’
Second day of the State Assembly’s Budget Session began on a rocky note. Opposition staged a walkout over the Harda tragedy and demanded either judicial probe or open court enquiry in to the incident. Chief Minister Dr Mohan Yadav on Thursday said in the House that his Government will not spare anyone found responsible for the Harda firecrackers factory blast, but the Opposition Congress members expressed dissatisfaction over the reply and walked out of the House. An inquiry is being conducted by the Government and whosoever is found responsible for the incident will be punished, CM Yadav reiterated.
Senior Congress leader Ramniwas Rawat alleged that the Government is hiding the death figure and demanded judicial probe or open court of inquiry. Congress also demanded compensation of Rs 1 crore to the kin of victims of Harda blast incident. Soon after the question hour, Speaker Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned about an adjournment motion moved by Congress leaders, including Ram Niwas Rawat and others, on the issue of the Harda factory explosion incident. State Legislative Affairs Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya then said that the Government is ready for a discussion on the issue immediately. Rawat said that in 2015 also an explosion took place in the same factory, but no action was taken against the unit owners.