Mumbai: Union Petroleum and gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan lashed out at Congress and said that they should be sensitive towards issues faced by migrant labourers.
“Congress-ruled states are not taking back migrant labourers even as they are returning from other states. I do not wish to name them. But Congress should be sensitive towards migrant labourers. They should instruct their state governments to shoulder their responsibility, to receive and send people in a proper way. Congress should not indulge in petty politics at this juncture,” Pradhan told to ANI.
Congress leaders had remarked that the migrant workers have been left to the mercy of God, responding to Congress he said, “The two-month free ration packages, is it not going to migrant labourers? The Finance Minister yesterday said that those who will be going back to states will be getting MNREGS jobs. Is that not meant for migrants?”
Reverse migration has started in some parts of the country. The poorest of the poor are at the epicentre of decisions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.
Responding to Congress leader and former finance minister tweets about the MSMEs loans, Pradhan said, “Everyone knows in what condition he had left the country’s economy while his party ruled the country.”