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After accepting Congress offer, Yogi govt seeks details of 1,000 buses

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has asked Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi to provide complete details along with the fitness certificate of buses and driving license of one thousand bus drivers to Lucknow District Magistrate.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi asked the party to immediately provide a list of the buses, along with names and other details of the drivers and assistants, so that the service could be started at the earliest.

Regarding this, the UP Congress, here on Monday, claimed to have submitted the list of 1,000 buses to the Yogi Adityanath government via email. In response to this, Awasthi wrote back to the Congress that the Lucknow DM had been informed about it.

“Please make available the fitness certificate of the buses, drivers details and their driving licenses to the DM at Sector 15-16, Vrindavan Yojana, Lucknow by Tuesday 9 am.” The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday had accepted the Congress’ offer to run 1,000 buses to bring migrant labourers back to the state.

The Congress leader had recently written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking permission to run 1,000 buses at her party’s expense. The party had then accused the BJP-run UP government of ignoring the offer.

“The offer made to the chief minister through the letter on May 16 in connection with migrant labourers has been accepted,” Additional Chief Secretary Awasthi (Home and Information) had said in a letter to Priyanka Gandhi”s private secretary.

A little later on Twitter, Priyanka Gandhi, who is the Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, had thanked Adityanath.

“Thank you for allowing us to run 1,000 buses at the expense of the Congress to help thousands of brothers and sisters walking on the roads in Uttar Pradesh,” she had tweeted in Hindi. She had said the Congress will stand with these people during the difficult time they face. (Inputs from ANI)

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