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"You Didn't Count So No One Died?" Rahul Gandhi Attack Govt Over Migrants
Mr Gandhi has been attacking the centre over the migrants' plight in his tweets, accusing the government of a poor handling of the outbreak.
"You Didn't Count Son No One Died?" Rahul Gandhi Attack Govt Over Migrants
New Delhi: On Tuesday the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked the government for stating in Parliament on Monday the first day of the 18-day uninterrupted monsoon session that it did not know how many migrants workers had died during the coronavirus lockdown while returning to their native place.
“Modi government does not know how many migrant workers died or how many people lost their jobs during the lockdown,” he tweeted in Hindi.
“You didn’t count so what, nobody died? Yes, but it is unfortunate that there was no impact on the government. The world saw them dying but the Modi government remained clueless,” Gandhi added.
मोदी सरकार नहीं जानती कि लॉकडाउन में कितने प्रवासी मज़दूर मरे और कितनी नौकरियाँ गयीं।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 15, 2020
तुमने ना गिना तो क्या मौत ना हुई?
हाँ मगर दुख है सरकार पे असर ना हुई,
उनका मरना देखा ज़माने ने,
एक मोदी सरकार है जिसे ख़बर ना हुई।
The minister of state for labour and employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha has said on Mondy that the government did not have any record of the death of migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. “No such data was maintained,” the minister had said in the written reply.
In reply to another question, Gangwar had said the government did not have any assessment of job losses of migrant labourers during the viral outbreak.
When asked “whether the government has provided any compensation/economic assistance to victims’ families,” the government had said, “the question does not arise”, since it had no records in the first place.
Whereas the total number of migrants who had returned to their home states, the minister presented state-wise data and said “More than 630,7000 migrants shifted to various destinations during the Covid-19 pandemic. While 4611 Shramik Special Trains were run to ferry the migrant returnees.”
As per the estimate,122 million people have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Around 75% of these were small traders and daily-wage labourers.