Congress asks for Railway Minister’s resignation

Congress has attacked government for the inhuman treatment of migrants on Shramik special trains, demanding the resignation of the railway minister, said he should be ashamed of 81 deaths on trains

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Congress has demanded resignation of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal after the  death of 81 migrants in shramik special trains

1.Congress demands resignation of Railway Minister

The Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "If there is even a little shame, the Railway Minister should resign or the Prime Minister should remove him."

2. Congress leader Abhishek Manu singhvi said railway minister should be ashamed

He said that the government has provided official information about the death of 81 people in the sharamik special trains, although it is alleged that this number is much more than this.


3.Official figure of 81 deaths is dubious, many more deaths are feared: Congress

Congress accused the government and BJP of putting false facts before the country on shramik special trains, asking that Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to resign

4.False facts have been kept in front of the country: Congress

Congress  has been raising concerns of migrants just after the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25

5. CONGRESS has been raising concerns of migrants during lockdown

Congress president Sonia Gandhi had also announced that the party will pay for migrants' train fare after the railways started charging the migrants for the travel

6.Sonia Gandhi had announced that Congress will pay for the migrants' train travel

Party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi also claimed that migrant workers were treated brutally  by the government.


7.Migrants were treated brutally in the trains

Congress leader also said, "Many people of the government and BJP had said that the Railways were either providing free service or paying 85 per cent of the fare. Home Minister Amit Shah himself has given a statement that 85 percent of the railway fare has been paid by the railway department and 15 percent has been borne by the states.

8. Congress  accused the government of false claims

According to Singhvi, the Railway Minister

'The Attorney General said in the Supreme Court that 100 per cent fare of labour trains was paid by the respective states. He alleged, 'Repeated propaganda and false facts were kept from the government and BJP.

9.The Attorney General told SC that100% fare was borne by the states

In the case of the woman's death at Muzaffarpur station, her family rejected the claim made by the government that she was already ill.

10. The family of the woman who died in Muzaffarpur rejected government's claims

Congress has also said that more than 40% of the shramik special trains ran late by more than 8 hours


11. More than 40% of migrant trains ran late

Many of these trains also reached wrong destinations, the NHRC has also issued notices to the government and Railways for the mismanagement of the migrant trains

12.NHRC has already issued notices to the government on the issue

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