The Uttar Pradesh government has agreed to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s request to run 1,000 buses for migrants. The Yogi Adityanath government has written to the Congress leader’s office for details of the buses, their numbers and names of their drivers.
Priyanka Gandhi had appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on May 16 with the request.
She made the appeal in a video message posted on Twitter a day after 24 migrant workers were killed and 36 injured when a trailer rammed a stationary truck, both carrying migrants, on a highway near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh.
“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 said.
In another tweet, she said, “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.”
She also put out a video of the buses standing at Uttar Pradesh border ready to run.