Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday termed as unlucky the gathering of migrant staff outdoors the Bandra railway station and pressured such incidents mustn’t recur within the face of the Covid-19 disaster.
He mentioned individuals gathered outdoors the station after anyone circulated the hearsay that trains companies will resume, including precautions want to be taken to make sure that such complicated messages are checked.
The former Union minister additionally urged political events to desist from scoring factors over one another in the course of the ongoing disaster and requested them to defeat Covid-19 collectively.
An unlucky incident passed off outdoors the Bandra station yesterday. Somebody unfold the hearsay that practice companies will resume and native individuals gathered there. Unfortunately, social distancing was not noticed, Pawar mentioned in a Facebook handle.
“I’d additionally request political events that we could combat politically however this isn’t the time to rating over one another. It just isn’t the time to assume who’s in energy on the Centre and within the state. We ought to take steps to defeat the coronavirus, he mentioned.
Ignoring lockdown norms, over 1,000 migrant staff who earn every day wages gathered right here on Tuesday demanding transport preparations to return to their native locations, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged the coronavirus-enforced curbs until May 3.
The gathering in suburban Bandra, in violation of lockdown norms, created a possible regulation and order state of affairs for an overstretched police power and the boys in uniform resorted to gentle power to scatter the gang.
Probe position of Railways Ministry for migrant disaster: Cong to govt
The Congress on Wednesday urged the federal government to probe the “role” of the railways ministry for migrant disaster within the nation, with social gathering common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assist the stranded staff attain their villages.
The Congress additionally questioned the federal government on why railway bookings continued in the course of the lockdown.
“After all, why does every disaster break on the poor and the workers? Why are decisions not taken while taking them into consideration. Why are they left on God. Why was booking of railway tickets allowed to continue during the lockdown,” Priyanka Gandhi requested.
She mentioned the employees have been the spine of the nation and the federal government ought to assist them attain their villages.
“For God’s sake, Narendra Modi ji please help them,” Priyanka Gandhi mentioned.
“Why were special trains not arranged? Their money has finished and so have their stock of ration. They are feeling insecure and want to go home in their villages. Arrangements should have been made for them. They can still be helped with proper planning,” the Congress common secretary mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Congress chief Ahmed Patel mentioned the “role” of the railways ministry have to be probed for the disaster among the many migrants.
“Why were train services abruptly stopped leaving migrants stranded? Why was railways accepting bookings despite no clarity on lockdown extension,” he requested.
Chaotic scenes have been witnessed in some railway stations in Mumbai on Tuesday after a big quantity of migrants landed up there on the lookout for trains to attain their properties. Police had to intervene to disperse them.