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If Centre can’t, Congress Ready to pay train fare of migrants : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, today slammed the Centre for making the stranded migrant laborers pay for their train fare to return back homes.
Highlighting the fact that Modi govt spent more than ₹ 100 crores during the Namaste Trump event and Indian Railways just donated ₹ 151 crores to the PM-Cares Fund, she said it was ‘disturbing’ that government was unable to pay the train fare of migrants who were left without food and money in this lockdown.

The Congress party declared in a press statement that Congress party will pay the train fare of migrants, the “backbone of our economy” and “ambassadors of our nation’s growth”.

“When our Government can find out it’s responsibility of arranging free air travel for our citizens stranded abroad, when the government can spend more than ₹ 100 crores on transport and food etc. for just one public programme in Gujarat, when the Railway ministry has the largesse to donate ₹ 151 crores to the PM’s Corona fund, then why can’t these essential members of our nation’s fabric be given the fraction of the same courtesy, especially free rail travel, at this hour of acute crisis,” Sonia Gandhi wrote in her statement this morning.

Several video clips have emerged in the past few days showing migrant workers begging for food and money to reach their native places. This has caused a huge uproar as the Congress party slammed the Centre for not providing any kind of economic assistance to the workers.

“Despite our repeated demands, the Centre and the Railway ministry have chosen to ignore their plight” Sonia Gandhi added.

“Hence, our party has decided that the Congress state units will bear the cost of travel of every single migrant worker”.

Shortly after her letter, Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel asked all state units to mobile all possible local resources.

Stranded workers returning home

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    इं रामगोपाल उत्तम
    May 4, 2020

    युद्योगपतियों की यह मानसिकता निंदनीय है। वह हमेसा कर्मचारियों के शोषण के मौके की तलास में रहते हैं। अर्जक अधिकार दल इसकी निंदा करता है तथा सरकार से अपेक्षा करता है कि पूंजीपतियों की इस प्रवृत्ति को रोके, अन्यथा करोना से बड़ी महामारी लेकर गरीबी आये गी। किसानों के फल - फूल खेतों में सड़ रहे हैं। डेरी मनमानी दर पर दूध क्रय कर किसानों को लूट रही हैं। मजदूरों के सामने रोजगार का संकट है। पता नहीं श्रमिक विरोधी सरकार क्या चाहती है। किसानों मज़दूरों की समस्या का समाधान तत्काल जरूरी है। इं रामगोपाल उत्तम अर्जक अधिकार दल

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