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Centre should give money to migrants fleeing again, says Rahul Gandhi as thousands leave Delhi
(News Agencies)-Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the Centre over the emerging trend of migrant labourers once again fleeing Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities in a grim reminder of last year's migrant crisis. In a tweet on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi wrote, "Migrants are fleeing once again. In such a situation, it is the responsibility of the central government to deposit money in their bank accounts to help them. But will a government that blames the public for spreading corona take such a helpful step?" The remark comes at a time when thousands of migrant labourers were seen flocking the Anand Vihar bus terminus in Delhi to return to their native states after CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown to check the Covid-19 spread. According to PTI, police officials had said that over 5,000 people had gathered at Anand Vihar, including at ISBT as well as the railway station and the numbers were rising. Thousands of men and women were seen rushing towards the bus terminus, crowding the pavements and bridges in scenes similar to 2020 when the nationwide lockdown had sparked a similar migration across states.
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