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Raj BJP accuses Cong govt of doing politics on migrants issue


Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

BJP leaders in Rajasthan on Wednesday accused the Congress government in the state of doing on the issue of migrant labourers.

BJP state president Satish Poonia said the Congress party staged a "drama" on the UP border for three days where buses were brought under pressure from the state government.

"It is unfortunate that was done in the name of migrant labourers by the government and Congress leaders for pleasing Priyanka Gandhi," Poonia said.

He said a large number of migrant workers had to walk for hundreds of kilometres in an attempt to return home but the state government did not care for them.

Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said the situation in the state worsened due to wrong policies of the government.

He said migrants were walking through forest areas to reach Banswara, Dungarpur, Udaipur and there was no arrangement to screen them for COVID-19.

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First Published: Thu, May 21 2020. 01:02 IST