Senior Congress chief and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday alleged that migrants stranded within the coronavirus-induced lockdown have been being charged for prepare tickets, opposite to claims made by the BJP-led governments on the centre and within the state.
Kamal Nath additionally shared a video wherein an individual may be seen claiming that he was charged Rs 575 for a migrant particular prepare going to Darbhanga in Bihar from Bhopal’s Habibganj station.
“The Centre and the state authorities are making massive claims that particular trains are being run to ship the migrant employees and the poor dwelling, and that no fare is being charged from them, whereas the reality is opposite,” Kamal Nath tweeted on Saturday whereas sharing a video.
Within the video, an individual is seen saying that he was given a token in opposition to Rs 575 for every ticket for Darbhanga-bound prepare from Bhopal’s Habibganj station, and that officers mentioned the ticket in opposition to this token can be given on the railway station.
“Many such instances have additionally come up prior to now, wherein cash was realised for the rail tickets. Now, one other methodology has been discovered by the state to cost for the tickets. That is the image of Bhopal, the place tokens are being given after charging ticket cash. The extent of shamelessness – that is their actuality,” Kamal Nath mentioned in one other tweet.
Alternatively, state BJP vice chairman and MLA Rameshwar Sharma termed the allegation as “politically motivated”.
“The MP authorities will not be charging any cash from any passenger. The Congress is determined after the get together’s basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s failed try to defame the UP authorities. It is a conspiracy,” Mr Sharma mentioned.
Mr Sharma mentioned this was not the time for politics and Congress ought to have a constructive method.
No state authorities official was out there for remark.