Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Photo: Business Standard

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting Gorakhpur on Saturday, PTI reported.

A BJP spokesperson said, “The chief minister will be here on a day’s visit to inaugurate ‘Swachch Uttar Pradesh – Swasthya Uttar Pradesh [cleanliness] campaign,’ which will be carried out between August 20-25 in all the districts.”

Rahul will be coming to the city in connection with the Gorakhpur tragedy, which has seen about 70 children die since August 7.

The parents of the deceased say the deaths were caused by BRD Medical College Hospital’s oxygen supply being cut off by its vendor after the institution failed to pay its bill, a claim the hospital denies.

The chief minister will launch the campaign from Andhiyari Bagh locality and will also tour encephalitis- and flood-affected areas.

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