Agartala, May 4: The former member of Lok Sabha Jitendra Choudhury demanded the State Government pay the expenses for bringing back all Tripura people stranded outside due to lockdown besides, arranging sufficient buses and special trains.
Choudhury stated that a large number of labourers, patient parties and poor paid employees have been stranded mostly in Bangaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Due to lockdown most of their employers have deserted them and whatever money they had by that time got exhausted and now their survival become a challenge.
“When states like UP, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh can bring their people back home by buses what is the problem for Tripura government in doing the same; because of COVID-19 crisis people, individuals and institutions have contributed to the chief minister's relief fund; what is this money for; this amount should be utilized to bring back people stranded outside instead of sending them a few hundred rupees in the account,” Choudhury argued.
Besides, Rs 326 crore from the Centre, the state government got more than Rs 10 crore from private individuals, clubs, employees and NGOs to fight against Covid-19. Moreover, a substantial part of the relief program is being carried out by individuals, clubs, institutions and NGOs.(UNI)