'Congress will pay migrants' train fare'; Sonia Gandhi slams Centre
New Delhi: The country is under lockdown to deal with the Corona virus pandemic. Because of this, the workers were stranded in different states. Now after about a month, they got permission to go home. However, in the meantime, the central government has decided to recover all the expenses of rail fares from the workers.
Politics got faster on this, Now Congress President Sonia Gandhi has made a big announcement about this. The Congress will bear the cost of railway tickets for all needy laborers.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided that every unit of the State Congress Committee will bear the ticket expenses for the journey of every needy laborer and worker to return home and take necessary steps. Sonia Gandhi said that this is an effort of the Congress party to help the countrymen in this time of pandemic.
In a statement issued on Monday by Sonia Gandhi, it was said that due to the lockdown being implemented on only four hours notice, the workers of the country were deprived of going back to their homes. After 1947, the country saw this kind of scene for the first time when lakhs of laborers are walking thousands of kilometers on their way home.
She said that while we can bring back the stranded Indians abroad without any expense, can spend Rs 100 crore from the state exchequer at an event in Gujarat, if the railway ministry can give Rs 151 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. Then why can not bear the expenses of the laborers in difficult times?