LUCKNOW || Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday trained her guns of the Congress government in Rajasthan for seeking Rs 36.36 lakh from the UP government for the buses that ferried students stuck on Kota during the national COVID-19 lockdown.
Taking to microblogging site Twitter the four-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that this step by the Ashok Gehlot government “smacked of inhumanity and bankruptcy.” Such low-level politics between two neighbouring states is saddening, she said further.
The Dalit leader also questioned the Congress on what she referred to as “doublespeak” when on one hand it seeks money for transporting stranded students and on the other, it “does a drama” of lining up buses at UP borders to ferry migrant labourers who are headed home.
More than 12000 students stranded in Kota – the coaching capital of northern India for students aspiring to make it to various competitive exams, were ferried back by the BJP government in UP and the Rajasthan government had sought Rs 19.76 lakh for fuel, which was given before the buses began their journey from Kota to UP.
Officials sources told The News Agency that more bills have been now raised by the Congress government in Rajasthan and sent to the UP counterpart. The Rs 36.36 lakh bill, however, was paid on Friday.