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'Request PM Modi To Talk To CMs Who Aren't Allowing Migrants To Return Home': Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak to the Chief Ministers of states, who are not allowing migrants to return home

Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak to the Chief Ministers of states, who are not allowing migrants to return home. Taking to Twitter, Pawar dropped an apparent hint at Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal government and the Centre have locked horns over the repatriation of migrants workers.

The NCP supremo urges PM Modi to talk to the CMs of the respective states who are not allowing these people to come back home.

The NCP chief informed that he has talked to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal regarding the issue of migrant workers. Thackeray and Goyal have assured him of arrangements for the transportation of workers, who are willing to go back to their respective home states.

READ: MHA vs Mamata: Letters from Bengal CS to 4 southern States on Shramik trains accessed

Earlier, a chart for trains that terminated at various States till 9 AM on Saturday shows that even as 265 trains operated across India, only two trains terminated in West Bengal. This, given the fact that Bengal has a large chunk of its people residing in other States as migrant workers.

READ: HM Amit Shah writes to Bengal CM Mamata over 'inaction' on proper movement of migrants

Over the migrant workers' situation, the other State governments in close cooperation with the Centre have started facilitating Shramik Special Trains. West Bengal government has now sent the request of eight trains. 

READ: Adhir Ranjan slams West Bengal Govt for lacking prompt assistance to migrant workers

READ: Mamata govt counters MHA's claim, lists 8 trains & ‘draft schedule’ meant for migrants

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