Many two-wheelers among Priyanka Gandhi’s 1000 buses for migrants, says advisor to Yogi Adityanath

Many of the 1000 buses being provided by Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to help thousands of migrant labourers return home to UP are actually two-wheelers and three-wheelers, said advisor to UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Priyanka Gandhi is arranging 1000 buses to ferry migrant labourers back to their native places in UP. (PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adityanath’s advisor has said many of the 1000 registration numbers are of two-wheelers
  • Priyanka Gandhi has offered to provide 1000 buses to ferry migrant labourers to UP
  • UP govt has now asked her to bring the 1000 buses to the Delhi-UP border

A day after the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh accepted Priyanka Gandhi’s offer to arrange 1,000 buses for migrant labourers, the advisor to the chief minister has said many of the registration numbers provided by Congress are of two-wheelers and three-wheelers.

The UP CM’s advisor has said many of the vehicles that Congress has arranged to ferry migrant labourers are in fact smaller vehicles such as motorbikes and cars or autorickshaws.

On Monday, CM Yogi Adityanath offered a twist to the bitter war of words that has been on between the UP government and Congress led by Priyanka Gandhi over the migrant labourer crisis. The Adityanath government accepted her offer to send 1000 buses to help migrant labourers.

“The offer made to the chief minister through the letter on May 16 in connection with the migrant labourers has been accepted,” Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi said in a letter sent to the private secretary of Priyanka Gandhi on Monday.

UP GOVT ASKS PRIYANKA TO SEND 500 BUSES TO NOIDA, REST TO GHAZIABAD

Meanwhile, the Home Department of Uttar Pradesh government has asked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to bring 500 buses to Shahibabad in Ghaziabad and the other 500 to Noida to move the stranded migrant labourers to their home towns in Uttar Pradesh.

The UP government has also asked Priyanka Gandhi to make the buses available to the district authorities by 12 noon on Tuesday to make other necessary arrangements.

This comes after Priyanka Gandhi wrote in a letter to UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home), saying, “Migrant workers are stranded at UP border, especially Delhi-UP border. At a time when thousands of them are walking on roads and have gathered at UP border for registration, sending 1000 empty buses to Lucknow is not only waste of time and resources, but also inhumane”.

The UP government had earlier asked Congress to send the 1000 buses to Lucknow after…

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