Uttar Pradesh government accepted the demand of Congress to run 1,000 buses for migrants While the state agreed, the ruling BJP hit out at congress party over what it called “cheap, political drama”.
After BJP led centre govt announced post lockdown during march 24th the short span of 6 hours notice made millions of migrants stranded across India and in absence of any specific policy measures by Centre government witnessed commotion at many places and road accidents and rail accidents led to more than 150 workers dead across India
As commotion pop up and buses are waiting at UP border that escalate tension made the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday to accept Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s request to allow the Congress to run 1,000 buses to ferry migrant workers to their homes in the state.
Additional state chief secretary, home, Awanish Awasthi, in response to Priyanka Gandhi’s letter to Yogi Adityanath, wrote that the state government accepts the proposal.
He asked the Congress leader to submit details of 1,000 buses, their drivers and conductors so that they could serve the migrant workers.
The Congress said it would provide the details soon.
“We welcome the state government’s decision. We have details of the buses. As the state government has sought more details about driver and conductor, we will provide them at the earliest,” said Congress legislature party leader Aaradhna Mishra.
The buses will be run by the Congress and the party will bear the entire expense.
Gandhi thanked CM Adityanath and assured that her party will stand with those migrant workers affected by the coronavirus and suffering due to the lockdown situation.
“Thank you for allowing us to run 1,000 buses for our brothers and sisters walking home,” tweeted Priyanka Gandhi.
Political analysts say the acceptance of BJP led yogi government from a party ( Congress ) that is not in the rule in uttar pradesh state for almost 30 years exposes the failure of governance and cash starving position where the state resides now