New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress MP and spokesperson Manish Tewari here on Saturday came out in support of students stranded in Rajasthan’s Kota and urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to think compassionately to bring them back to their families in the state.
“If UP can get its students out of Kota why doesn’t Bihar? Nitish Kumarji please look at it compassionately. Kota has a very powerful MP in our Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Suggest all of you request him to take it up with Bihar government. Sure he is doing his best,” Tewari tweeted.
Tewari was responding to a tweet of Dhanrajgir, a student from Bihar. He had mentioned the problem being faced by students in Kota.
Dhanrajgir had tweeted, “Sir, I am from Bihar and stuck here in Kota. There are no such arrangements made by our government of Bihar. We are very stressful and has no one to support us here in Kota. Please do something.”
Tewari’s remarks came day after the UP government sent several buses to bring back the stranded students.
Meanwhile, Kumar described the UP government’s move as “injustice to lockdown”.
Kota is a hub of students preparing for medical and engineering admission tests and attracts hundreds of students from several states.
Earlier in the day, Tewari also batted for the migrant labourers and wondered why the government was not doing the same in their case.
“It is good to see students from Kota heading back home after they rightly raised their voice on social media. However, it beats me why can’t we run trains and buses for migrants, why are they still walking home? For they are poor and don’t have the capacity to make hashtags trend,” the Congress MP from Punjab said in another tweet.
Since the announcement of nationwide lockdown to combat Covid-19 infection, hundreds of migrant labourers have walked to their homes from different cities.
On March 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown, and on April 14 extended it by 19 days till May 3.