The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has made arrangements for special buses to transport around 5,000 MGNREGA job card holders to Delhi for their protest program next week. The TMC leader, Abhishek Banerjee, accused the Centre of withholding payments and claimed that the BJP had rejected their request for a special train. To ensure the safety of the workers traveling through BJP-ruled states, pilot cars will also be provided. Each bus will have a TMC leader and worker responsible for the job card holders, and emergency medical assistance will be available. The party has also made plans for their stay in Delhi.
Earlier, the TMC had requested a special train from West Bengal to Delhi for the protest event, but their request was denied due to a lack of available coaches. Banerjee mentioned that there are about 2.65 crore MNREGA job card holders in West Bengal, and many of them had gathered in Kolkata to seek their dues. Over 5,000 people were supposed to travel on a special train reserved by the TMC on September 30. As part of the program in Delhi, party MPs, MLAs, and leaders from various districts in West Bengal will pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his birthday. However, the chief minister may not attend due to a knee injury.
In summary, the TMC has arranged special buses for MGNREGA job card holders to travel to Delhi for their protest program. The BJP rejected their request for a special train, leading to alternative transportation arrangements. Safety measures and medical assistance will be provided during the journey. The TMC has also made plans for accommodation in Delhi. The denial of the special train request was due to a lack of available coaches. Thousands of job card holders had gathered in Kolkata to demand their dues. A program to honor Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is scheduled in Delhi, but the chief minister may not attend due to an injury.