Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati supported central government's announcement that no further expenditure on new scheme except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package and said that it's a welcome step but its benefit should go to poor. "Central Government said there will be no further expenditure on new schemes, except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package. It's a welcome step but its benefit should go to poor, labourers and unemployed people, which isn't happening," said Mayawati,
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati held BJP and Congress, both parties responsible for prevailing condition of migrant labourers. "BJP and Congress, both share equal responsibility for the current situation of the migrant workers. It would have been better if before announcing the COVID-19 lockdown, migrant workers would have been given some time and facilitated to their native places," said Mayawati.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on May 16 expressed her condolences to the bereaved families of migrant labourers who killed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya road accident. She said it's unfortunate that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's directions are not being taken seriously by officers because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya. She said, "Y'day CM said that labourers who come to UP or pass through state, officers will make arrangements for their food, transit and shelter. It's unfortunate that CM's directions are not being taken seriously by officers because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya: Mayawati." "I demand Chief Minister to take action against the officers who didn't fulfill their responsibilities. Families of those who were killed or injured in this accident should be provided financial assistance," she added. At least 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were travelling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya on May 16.
A BSP leader was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants in UP's Kanpur. SSP of Kanpur City, Dinesh Kumar said, "Pintu Sanger was chased by four unknown youth, who opened fire on him as soon as he got out of the car. The police took the injured Pintu Sengar to the hospital where doctors declared him dead."
Two persons have been arrested in connection with alleged attempts to destabilise state government in Rajasthan on July 11. Speaking on it, Ashok Kumar Rathore, ADGP, Special Operations Group (SOG), Rajasthan said, "Two persons, Bharat Malani and Ashok Singh, have been arrested in connection with alleged attempts to destabilise state government. They are being questioned and will be produced before a court today. The further investigation will be done as per court's order. The accused have no criminal background in past."
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the state government is concerned about the number of deaths due to road accidents in the state and will formulate an action plan to reduce it by 50 percent. A high level meeting would be convened soon and road safety would be made mandatory as a part of school curriculum. CM resolved this in a helmet distribution programme to the milk producers through video conference. Under this programme, Bhilwara District Milk Producers Cooperative Federation will distribute 15,000 helmets to cattle farmers. On this occasion CM Gehlot said that two-wheeler riders are more vulnerable to road accidents. If they ride a vehicle wearing a helmet, the impact of the accident can be reduced to a great extent. CM underlined that the condition of roads in the state has improved in recent time, but accidents have also increased due to over speeding. Police, transport and other related departments should conduct a massive awareness campaign on road safety. For this, seminars and other activities related to road safety should be organized in the districts with the help of voluntary organizations. CM also stressed on the need of opening good driving institutes at divisional and district headquarters.
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