West Bengal govt not allowing trains with migrants to reach state; Shah writes to Mamata

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Updated: May 09, 2020 11:34 AM

Shah said migrant workers from West Bengal are also eager to reach home and the central government is also facilitating the train services.

amit shah, west bengal, mamata banerjee, migrant labourers, shramik train, amit shah to mamata banerjee, coronavirus lockdown, coronavirus migrant labourersShah said in the letter that the Centre has facilitated more than two lakh migrants workers to reach home.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said the West Bengal government is not allowing trains with migrant workers to reach the state that may further create hardship for the labourers.

In a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Shah said not allowing trains to reach West Bengal is “injustice” to the migrant workers from the state.

Referring to the ‘Shramik Special’ trains being run by the central government to facilitate transport of migrant workers from different parts of the country to various destinations, the home minister said in the letter that the Centre has facilitated more than two lakh migrants workers to reach home.

Shah said migrant workers from West Bengal are also eager to reach home and the central government is also facilitating the train services.

“But we are not getting expected support from the West Bengal. The state government of West Bengal is not allowing the trains reaching to West Bengal. This is injustice with West Bengal migrant labourers. This will create further hardship for them,” Shah wrote.

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