New Delhi: Terming the Ratangarh stampede as unfortunate, BJP on Monday rued that Congress was playing "politics over dead bodies" and demanded that the government plan out full-proof mechanisms for avoiding such incidents in future.
Condoling the death of more than 100 people, BJP said it is a "big tragedy" and called for steps to prevent occurrence of such tragedies in future.
The party hit out at the Congress for demanding Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's resignation over the issue, saying it is doing so as assembly elections are round the corner.
"Congress leaders from Kamal Nath to Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijaya Singh, Ajay Maken and Satyavrat Chaturvedi are doing politics over dead bodies. We condemn this attitude of the Congress... What needs to be discussed at the moment are the measures that should be taken to deal with it," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
Denouncing Congress politics on Ratangarh tragedy, he said when such an incident takes place all parties should discuss ways to avoid them in future.