Kolkata, May 29: In a contrasting statement issued in the first press conference after West Bengal train mishap by Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee, she completely backtracked from her yesterday's comments of a Maoists hand in the derailment of Mumbai bound Howarh-Kurla express.
In the press conference instead of giving any further inputs on Maoists hand in the incident she completely ignored the issue and tried to play political games by putting the blame on a political conspiracy for the incident.
It seems she is trying to get political mileage by blaming her political opponents ahead of the civic polls in West Bengal. Though she herself said that political interests should not be entertained out of this accident but now she herself seems to have forgotten her own medicine which she was giving to others.
Mamta also denied any kind of sabotage caused to the track as she said it is not possible to remove fish plates from that track which fixed with perfection.
In the meanwhile, the death toll is still on arise and has gone up to 118 as several people are still trapped inside the mangled coaches and the bodies are still being recovered from the wreckage of this coaches.
Moreover, the driver of the derailed train has filed an FIR and said in his statement that he heard a explosion on the track before the train came off track.