Tejashwi Yadav has written a letter to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Tejashwi has asked why the Bihar government is not taking any decision. Why the government is so rude with immigrant labours and students? For the past several days, our Bihari immigrant brothers and students stranded across the country are constantly pleading with the government to return home, but it seems like government don’t want to heard their problem. Why?
आदरणीय मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार जी,
बिहार सरकार आख़िरकार अनिर्णय की स्थिति में क्यों हैं ? अप्रवासी मजबूर मज़दूर वर्ग और छात्रों से इतना बेरुख़ी भरा व्यवहार क्यों है?3 दिन में बिहार के 3 ग़रीब मज़दूरों की मृत्यु हो चुकी है।उनके प्रति असंवेदनशीलता क्यों है? https://t.co/O9o91bRxtC
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) April 18, 2020
While other state governments, including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, have shown concern for their residents and have made arrangements to take the stranded people out of the state to their homes, the Bihar government has left the stranded people in the middle of the lurch. In the midst of a nationwide lock-down, the Gujarat government arranged to bring 1800 people from Haridwar in 28 luxury buses back to their state. The Uttar Pradesh government took many trips of 200 buses to transport their people trapped in Delhi NCR to their homes,UP goverment also arranged 250 buses to bring back 7500 children from Rajasthan’s Kota. Thousands of passengers stranded in Varanasi were sent by buses to many states.
After all, why other BJP-ruled states so capable and why Bihar government is so helpless despite being in government with the BJP? There is a huge contradiction between the Bihar government and the central government. There is no coordination between the central and state government. You are one of the senior leaders of the country, but in the hour of this disaster, that seniority and alliance is not being utilized properly for Bihar.
There is a huge ambiguity in the approach of the Bihar government in dealing with this disaster. Today they say anything and tomorrow they do something else. For example, when the Bihari workers from Delhi NCR started coming back with the help of UP, you said that they will not let them enter Bihar. When the students came from Kota, you did not allow them to enter Bihar and on the contrary. How can a government treat its people like intruders?
There are two deaths reported till this time in Bihar
When the government allowed those people to enter in the state. In case of no help from the government, now the laborers are being forced to commit suicide. This is a very serious issue. As you may know, in the last three days, three immigrant laborers of Bihar have died. One died in Hyderabad and two youths in Amritsar in Punjab and Gurgaon in Haryana yesterday. These people had fallen prey to mental depression due to loosing their jobs, they are not eating a single bite of food, not going back home and being abandoned by the government. Nothing better misfortune than this that their poor family could not even see the last of those dead persons and at the last time they should not have any luck in the soil of the birthplace.
In this battle of corona epidemic from the beginning, we are standing with the government and helping in every way possible to prevent it. I am requesting you again that you should reconsider and make arrangements to bring all the interested migrant Biharis and students who are stucked in different parts of the country to Bihar safely and with respect. All trains are empty. You have also been the railway minister, use that experience. By following social distance and other public safety instructions, these people can be brought back from these trains very easily. Health check-up, test and quarantine must be done on arrival here.
It is the responsibility of the government to protect its citizens, do not make your people feel unequal. Poor people trapped in the clutches of this calamity, our people are looking towards the government with great hope that the government will arrange to take them to a safe home, but the ambiguity of the government is disappointing them. As much as the life of a rich and prosperous person is valued, a forced labor also has the value of life.
If Gujarat, UP government and any BJP MP can expel his people, then why not Bihar? Ask for equality in following the guidelines of the Central government. If there is a double attitude with Bihar, then show strong opposition. Whole Bihar is with you.
After all, how long will the Biharis continue to be such a victim? In this difficult time, following all the measures related to health safety, please make proper arrangements to bring all the people who are trapped outside, to Bihar as soon as possible.
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