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Mayawati Urges Centre To Arrange Migrant Workers' Transportation Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Mayawati said lakhs of migrants are finding it difficult to source a single meal due to lockdown hence government should arrange special trains, busses for them

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Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati has appealed to the Central Government to make arrangements of travel for the migrant laborers and daily wage earners to their respective native states. Taking to Twitter, Mayawati stated that lakhs of migrants are finding it difficult to source even a single meal owing to lockdown and unemployment hence the government should consider arranging special trains and busses for them like it was done by the Uttar Pradesh government for its students stuck in Kota, Rajasthan.

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"In Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana and other states, lakhs of poor and laborer migrants are facing unemployment and starvation due to the nationwide lockdown caused by Corona outbreak. They are not getting even a single meal properly and they want to return to their homes," Mayawati tweeted in Hindi.

"In such a situation, the Central Government is requested to consider this demand sympathetically while following the lockdown protocol and arrange to send the migrants to their homes by special trains and buses, etc, as was done to send students from Kota," she continued in the following tweet.

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