Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has agreed to the request of Priyanka Gandhi to run 1000 buses for migrant workers, who have been stuck at the state’s border. This comes two days after the UP CM had accused Priyanka Gandhi of politicizing the issue. The UP Government further wrote to Priyanka Gandhi’s office, asking further details regarding the buses.
Priyanka Gandhi had appealed to Yogi on May 16th
On May 16th, Priyanka Gandhi had appealed to Yogi, asking for his permission to run 1000 migrant buses. She had said: “Respected chief minister, I am requesting you, this is not the time for politics. Our buses are standing at the border. Thousands of labourers and migrants are walking towards their homes without food or water and after fighting all troubles. Let us help them. Give permission to our buses.”
She further added:” Our buses are standing at the border. Thousands of nation-builders workers and migrants are walking in the sun. Give permission Yogi Adityanath ji. Let us help our brothers and sisters.” Priyanka also shared a video of empty buses standing at the border of UP.
UP Government had initially taunted Priyanka
As soon as the appeal was made, the UP government had taken a jibe at Priyank’s request. UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma had advised Priyanka to ask the Congress-led states to run more buses as those states had asked for fewer trains for migrants.
He had said: “UP Government is competent and working efficiently for providing safe and secure journey to migrants. We have provided 200 buses to every district to facilitate the journey of migrants. 400 trains have been sanctioned by railway ministry for UP. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should deploy the said 1,000 buses in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Jharkhand as these states asked for fewer trains.” However, two days later, the UP government has agreed to the request of the Congress leader.