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BJP sets up 4-member team to probe Kota child deaths

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set up a four-member fact finding committee to go into deaths of children and infants in Kota.

Kanta Kardam (UP), Jaskaur Meena (Rajasthan), Bharti Pawar (Maharashtra) and Locket Chatterjee (West Bengal) — all MPs — have been named members of the team, set up by BJP working President J.P. Nadda. It will submit the report in three days.

In Kota, 77 infants died within a month. Of them, 12 died within a week. In last one year, over 940 children deaths have been reported.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has urged Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to deal with the issue “sensitively”.

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