New Delhi: Around 980 buses have returned to Bharatpur, Alwar and other parts of Rajasthan after UP government did not give permission to enter into the state. The Congress is set to move fresh application and its leaders are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - Urvashi Rautela: An Effective Home Workout Routine is Not Easy
After the UP government said that they did not get the list of the buses from the Congress, the party leaders said they will give the list to the chief minister’s office on Monday. Also Read - 'We Are Presently Focusing on Hiring Niche Talent': Delhi Start-up Increases Manpower by 12% Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
“From last three days, Priyanka Gandhiji has been writing to the UP CM to allow buses in the state, but permission was not granted and after 12 hours the buses had to return,” said UP Congress leader and former Union Minister Jitin Prasada. Also Read - Sonu Sood Airlifts 170 Girls Working as Labourers at a Factory in Kerala, Sends Them to Odisha
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday had urged the Yogi government to allow the buses to enter the state which have reached the border and are now stranded. She had released a video appeal to the UP Chief Minister.
Around 400 buses had reached Bahaj Goverdhan border and it is said that migrant labourers are in the bus.
Priyanka Gandhi has arranged 500 buses to take migrants from Rajasthan’s Alwar and Bharatpur but the Congress says it did not get permission from the UP government to enter the state.
On Saturday, Priyanka Gandhi had written to the chief minister to give permission to ply 1000 buses for the migrants after accident took place in Auriyya where 24 people lost their lives.
Priyanka Gandhi, who is also in charge of party affairs in eastern Uttar Pradesh, said that the Congress will bear the cost of these chartered buses at a time when the migrants are finding it tough to return homes safely.
“Lakhs of workers are trying to get back to their homes while walking from various parts of the country and there are not enough arrangements made for them. We wish to operate 500 buses each from Ghazipur and Noida borders,” Priyanka Gandhi said in the letter to Yogi Adityanath.
She asserted that the “nation-builders cannot be left to fend for themselves in such times”.