Whole world noticed deaths of migrants, solely Narendra Modi authorities was not conscious of it: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre


New Delhi: Congress chief and celebration’s Member of Parliament from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre a day after it knowledgeable the Parliament that there’s ”no information accessible on migrant labourers’ deaths” because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown throughout the nation.

Training his weapons on the Centre, Rahul mentioned the entire world noticed the deaths however solely the Narendra Modi authorities was unaware of it.

In a four-line verse in Hindi, the Congress chief responded by saying the Modi authorities doesn’t know what number of migrant labourers died and what number of jobs had been misplaced in the course of the lockdown.

The Gandhi scion took to Twitter and tweeted, “Did the demise not happen when you didn’t rely? But sure, it’s unhappy that the federal government was unaffected by it. The world noticed their deaths, solely the Modi authorities was not conscious of it.” 

His tweets got here a day after Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar instructed the Lok Sabha on Monday that the federal government doesn’t have information on the variety of migrants who died or had been injured whereas returning to their native locations because of the lockdown.

Gangwar mentioned this in Lok Sabha in response to a query by BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab.

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Mahtab additionally requested whether or not the federal government has taken sufficient measures to safeguard social, financial, authorized and well being rights of migrant labourers earlier than implementing lockdown within the nation as a result of COVID-19.

“India, as a nation, has responded through the central government, state governments, local bodies, self-help groups, resident welfare associations, medical health professionals, sanitation workers as well as a large number of genuine and bonafide non-governmental organizations in the nation’s fight against the unprecedented human crisis due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and country-wide lockdown,” the Minister mentioned in his reply.

It could also be recalled that the previous Congress chief is accompanying his mom Sonia Gandhi throughout her journey to the US for a routine medical check-up.

A nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus. There was an exodus of numerous migrant staff to their native locations from completely different components of the nation in the course of the lockdown. 

The lockdown restrictions had been eased by the Centre from late May.