Lucknow: Shiv Sena has threatened to protest across Uttar Pradesh if the party’s demand of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into Minister Chetan Chauhan’s death is not met. Party’s state unit chief Anil Singh said that the government is trying to hide something and there should be a CBI inquiry.
The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Shiv Sena has demanded a CBI probe into the death of state minister Chetan Chauhan, who succumbed to COVID-19, questioning the circumstances under which he was shifted from a government hospital in Lucknow to a private facility in Gurgaon. A delegation of the Shiv Sena met Governor Anandiben Patel and handed over a memorandum to her in this regard, the party said in a statement. Chauhan succumbed to COVID-19 on August 16.
Initially, he was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow. After his health deteriorated due to kidney-related ailments, he was shifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon where he was on life support for nearly 36 hours. “Under what circumstances was late minister Chetan Chauhan shifted from SGPGI in Lucknow to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon? Did the government have no faith in SGPGI, a prestigious institution?” the Shiv Sena asked in its statement.