Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday seeking permission to run 1,000 buses to take migrant labourers safely to their homes.
He said that the entire cost of travelling through buses from Ghazipur and Noida borders will be borne by the Congress.
One day a letter came that 24 workers were killed and several injured when a truck collided in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh.
Vadra said, “Millions of workers in Uttar Pradesh are returning from different parts of the country. Despite government announcements, adequate arrangements have not been made to safely take them to their homes.”
“While fulfilling its duty towards these vulnerable migrant workers, the Congress wants to run 500 buses each from Ghaziabad border Ghaziabad and Noida. The Indian National Congress party will bear the full cost. We want your permission to run 1000 buses to help the migrant workers while following all the norms to combat COVID-19 pandemic,” she added.
She said that at such a time, nation-builders cannot give up themselves and the Indian National Congress is committed to helping them.
The letter was handed over to the Chief Minister’s Office of Uttar Pradesh by a delegation led by state Congress chief Ajay Singh Lallu.
She said that more than 65 workers had lost their lives in accidents across the state and claimed that it was more than the number of deaths in the state.