CBI probe into Balasore train accident a diversionary tactic: Ex-Rail Min

After Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the horrific train accident in Odisha’s Balasore, the Congress on Monday dubbed it a “diversionary tactic”. Speaking at the party headquarters, Congress leader Pawan Bansal pointed out, “Our party president (Mallikarjun Kharge) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and as a person I agree to it. I fail to understand the rationale behind marking the inquiry to the CBI.” Bansal, who himself is a former Railway Minister, hit back at the government saying, “On Sunday, the Minister himself has said that there is an error in the electronic interlocking system, which controls signalling and enables the trains to move.”