Lok Satta

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:22

Munde’s death should drive Government to focus on preventing road accidents: Dr. JP

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Conveying his deepest condolences to the family, colleagues and co-workers of Union Minister Gopinath Munde who died in a tragic road accident in New Delhi this morning, Loksatta Party national President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan described him as an influential and popular politician.

“It is unfortunate that death snatched away an outpspoken politician at the height of his political career. It will be a significant loss to Maharashtra, the BJP and national political life.”

Dr. JP said that the ghastly accident should spur the Union and State Governments to focus on preventing countless deaths in road accidents all over the country every year. The accident rate as also the number of fatalities per thousand vehicles in India is the highest in the world. Annually, not less than 150000 people, most of them young, are dying in road accidents, not to mention the lakhs of people who are maimed and disabled.