The Congress on Wednesday said that the role of railways ministry must be probed for the crisis among the migrant workers.
Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Ahmed Patel asked the reason behind the abrupt halt of trains and said that the role of the railway ministry must be scrutinized for the difficulties faced by the migrants.
“Role of Railway Ministry must be scrutinised for this crisis amongst migrants Why were train services abruptly stopped leaving migrants stranded?Why was railways accepting bookings,despite no clarity on lockdown extension?,” Patel tweeted.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the migrant workers.
She also said that the workers were the backbone of the country and the government should help them reach their homes during the lockdown period.
“After all, why does every disaster break on the poor and the workers? Why are decisions not taken while taking them into consideration. Why are they left on God. Why was booking of railway tickets allowed to continue during the lockdown,” Priyanka Gandhi asked.
“Why were special trains not arranged? Their money has finished and so have their stock of ration. They are feeling insecure and want to go home in their villages. Arrangements should have been made for them. They can still be helped with proper planning,” she added.