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FM Terms Rahul Gandhi's Migrant Interaction As 'dramebaazi', Appeals To Congress President

Lashing out at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his interaction with stranded migrants, FM Nirmala Sitharaman termed this as 'dramebaazi'

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Akhil Oka
Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday lashed out at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his interaction with stranded migrants at Delhi's Sukhdev Vihar area. She claimed that the Congress party was politicising the problems faced by migrant workers instead of asking the states ruled by them to arrange more trains for ferrying the migrant workers to their native places. Describing Rahul Gandhi's conversation with the migrants as "dramebaazi", she appealed to Congress for working together with the government on this issue. She also requested Congress president Sonia Gandhi to deal with the migrant crisis more responsibly. 

Nirmala Sitharaman remarked, "Why does the Congress party not demand more trains in the states ruled by them? They should ferry more migrants to their native places by trains instead of having a conversation with them while they are walking back to their villages. It would have been better if he (Rahul Gandhi) would have lifted the suitcase and child of the migrant workers while walking. I am saying this with sadness. Why doesn’t the Congress party tell their states to demand more trains from the Centre? Congress party described these press conferences as dramebaazi. Is the conversation with migrants yesterday not dramebaazi? I want to tell the opposition party with folded hands- we have to work together on the issue of migrants. I want to appeal to Congress president Sonia Gandhi- let us speak responsibly, let us deal with our migrants more responsibly."

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Rahul Gandhi interacts with migrant workers

Rahul Gandhi interacted with 20 migrant workers hailing from Madhya Pradesh who were resting on a footpath on their way to Jhansi from Haryana on Saturday, May 16. As per reports, volunteers from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee arranged vehicles for the group to return to their hometown while following all social distancing norms. Currently, there are 90,927 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India out of which 34,109 patients have been discharged and 2,879 casualties have been reported.

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