Make Migrant’s Rail & Bus Travel Free and Comfortable: CPI
Updated: May 5
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement today (May 4, 2020) urging the Government of India to make meaningful use of PM CARES Fund and fund the Indian Railways to take the migrant labourers back home free of charge providing all other essential facilities:
CPI expresses its strong protest against the way the migrant labourers are treated. Earlier, the government herded them in the most inhuman, unhygienic way to non-ventilated places denying them even basic facilities.
The Party warns the government for its failures and defaults in ignoring the migrant labourers who are the pillars of our economy. Without them the revival of the economy is not possible and the fight against COVID-19 will not be effective.
While appreciating the role of Indian Air Force for transporting relief materials the Party is of the view that the Army may be used in a meaningful way on the ground to help the poor and suffering masses at this time of crisis.
Party demands that union government should extend all possible financial support to the states and also to use PM Relief Fund and PM CARES Fund appropriately helping the States.