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Covid-19 crisis: Thackeray, Piyush Goyal fight it out over migrant trains

Piyush Goyal in his tweets demanded list of passengers from the Maharashtra government on the basis of the guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs

Indian Railway | migrant workers


The demand for more Shramik special trains by Maharashtra to transport stranded migrants led to a political tug of war on Sunday, with Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal retorting with a dozen tweets stating that his ministry was ready to send as many trains as required, if the state can ensure that it will not return empty.

The war of words started with a statement by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday that though his state had demanded around 80 Shramik trains a day, the Centre is providing only 30-40 a day. Maharashtra has already made a list of migrants ...

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First Published: Tue, May 26 2020. 12:14 IST

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