NEW DELHI: As migrants are once again packing their bags fearing another lockdown amid a surge in cases in the second wave of Covid-19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asserted that it's the centre's responsibility to put money into their bank accounts.
"Migrants are migrating once again. In such a situation, it is the responsibility of the central government to put money into their bank accounts," Gandhi said in a tweet on Tuesday.
"But will the government, blaming the people for spreading coronavirus, take such a public assistance measure?" the former Congress chief added.
As Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown from Monday night, hundreds of migrant workers were seen at the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal waiting to board the buses for their hometown.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also responded harshly at the inadequate social assistance provided to the migrant workers at these tough times and urged the central government to take tough decisions to cope with the situation.
"Is this your plan? Policies should be such that they take care of everyone. Financial assistance to the poor, labourers and street hawkers is the need of the hour. Please do this," she said in a tweet in Hindi.