27th May, 2016 saw an explosion at an illegal mine at Charkhari in Mahoba. Four mine workers lost their lives in this mishap, while one was rescued. The news reached Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and he immediately set up a five-member team to investigate the matter closely.
The CM expressed grief over the loss of lives and announced Rs. 2 lakh for the deceased’s families, as financial aid. According to the sources, lease for mining in the area had expired one year ago and a case has been registered against the lease holder of the mine.
Akhilesh Yadav immediately suspended the District Mining Officer for his negligence and has directed the DM and police officials to get back with the exact details of the accident, at the earliest. The young CM’s quick reaction to the situation shows his mettle. The fact that he came forward to help the kin of the deceased makes him a true People’s CM.