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Cong to bear cost of rail travel of needy migrant worker: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday stated its state items will bear the price of rail journey of needy migrant staff and labourers stranded at their workplaces as a result of coronavirus-induced lockdown and in search of to return house.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a press release introduced the social gathering’s resolution and stated this could be the Congress’ humble contribution in standing shoulder to shoulder with these staff.

She additionally accused the central authorities and the Railways of fully ignoring the calls for made by Congress for guaranteeing the protected and free journey of migrant staff and labourers to their houses.

There must be provisions for the protected and free rail journey of migrant staff and labourers to their home-towns. Nevertheless, regardless of our repeated calls for, the central authorities and the Rail Ministry have chosen to fully ignore the identical.

“The Indian National Congress has, therefore, taken a decision that every Pradesh Congress Committee shall bear the cost for the rail travel of every needy worker and migrant labourer and shall take necessary steps in this regard,” she stated in a press release.

Gandhi famous that lakhs of migrants proceed to stroll tons of of kilometres to achieve again their houses with out meals, water, medicines and money.

She criticised the central authorities for not recognising its duty and stated if it will possibly carry again freed from value residents stranded overseas by air, why can’t the identical duty be proven in direction of the poor migrants who’re thought-about ambassadors of the nation’s progress.

(PTI)

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