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Uttar Pradesh: Priyanka Gandhi's 2 am Letter,Yogi Adityanath vs Congress Over Buses
The UP government had then said no worker would be allowed to walk, cycle, or take trucks to get home.
Uttar Pradesh: Priyanka Gandhi's 2 am Letter, Yogi Adityanath vs Congress Over Buses
New Delhi: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has set riders that the Congress party says are unacceptable, after agreeing to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's offer to provide 1,000 buses to take migrants workers home.
In a late-night letter to Priyanka Gandhi, Congress general secretary, a top UP government official has asked the opposition party to have overall the buses, along with the fitness certificates and driving licenses of all bus drivers, at state capital Lucknow by 10 am on Tuesday. The congress' responses at 2.10 am.
Sandeep Singh, Priyanka Gandhi's private secretary in a letter to the UP government called the move" totally influenced by politics" and questioned about the purpose would be served in making the buses travel empty from the state's borders, where they are right now, to Lockdown for a formal handover.
The Uttar Pradesh government earlier on Monday agreed to the Priyanka Gandhi's video request to run 1,000 buses for migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown,left jobless and homeless in various cities.
The Uttar Pradesh government has written to the Congress leader's office for details of the buses, their numbers, and name of their drivers. On May 16 Priyanka Gandhi had appealed to Chief Minister with the request.
She made the appeal in a video message posted on Twitter a day after the 24 migrants workers were killed and 36 injured when a trailer rammed a stationary truck, both carrying migrants, on a highway near Auraiya In Uttar Pradesh.
"Respected chief minister, I am requesting you, this is not the time for politics. Our buses are standing at the border. Thousands of laborers and migrants are walking towards their homes without food or water and after fighting all troubles. Let us help them. Give permission to our buses," she said.