Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took strong exception to what he termed the practice of “pressuring” the administration for compensation over deaths and bargaining for it, saying his government will soon come out with a policy on such matters.
He was replying to the query in Jodhpur about the high court’s intervention in such matters and seeking reply from the state government about any policy on such compensations.
CM Ashok Gehlot said “The High Court is right in taking up this matter. There should be some policy and not any pressure. People sit with bodies and politics begins. What a district collector could do in such a situation? The body has to be taken for cremation otherwise there is disrespect of the dead. But people begin negotiations for Rs 5 lakh, Rs 10 lakh.”