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CMs to discuss migrants issue, exit strategy with PM Narendra Modi today

Several CMs say they're staring at economic ruin if limited activity is not started

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s videoconference with chief ministers (CMs) on Monday will focus on how best to facilitate interstate transit of migrants. At least some CMs are likely to flag how the Centre has caused confusion by speaking in different voices on the issue, indicating that the Centre has favoured Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states.

Several states, including Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have deployed buses to evacuate their migrants, particularly students from Kota in Rajasthan. However, the Centre is yet to announce a policy on the issue. Neither do the CMs ...

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First Published: Mon, April 27 2020. 11:54 IST