Due to coronavirus nationwide lockdown, lacs of Bihari labors working in other states of the country are now moving towards their home but politics is on high for their return to home via train. Recently in a media interview and on twitter opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav slams CM Nitish Kumar over collecting ticket fare from laborers and said that his party RJD is ready to pay the total fare of 50 special trains.
In a series of tweets on social media sites, Twitter Tejashwi Yadav thanked the Delhi CM “Arvind Kejriwal” for paying the ticket fare of the migrants who reached the state by Shramik Special Train on May 9 and slammed the state government and CM Nitish Kumar for ignoring one of the serious issue related of migrant labors of the state.
Dear @NitishKumar Ji!
Stop acting like a Pvt Ltd Co. We are a welfare state & therefore it’s our responsibility to look after people. As per MHA’s directive, do send us the list of passengers so that we can directly pay to the sending state. Our party is committed to serve poor. https://t.co/3gxGv2tNyl
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) May 8, 2020
In another tweet on twitter Opposition leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has written “Thank you so much @ Arvind Kejriwal Ji. We are sorry for the insensitivity shown by the Bihar government. As a responsible opposition we offer our support in terms of financial contribution in taking back migrant Bihari workforce, Please let us know the modalities of transferring the money,”.
Earlier on a press release, Home Ministry said that 85% of ticket fare for migrant laborers will be paid by Indian Rail, and rest 15% will be paid by the home state. But now news are coming from many states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Gujarat that stare government is collection ticket price from the laborers going to their homes.