NEW DELHI: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha sat on a dharna on the Rajghat on Monday, demanding that the armed forces be deployed in order to assist migrant workers reach their houses.
Sinha was joined by AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Dilip Pandey who demanded precise preparations for transferring stranded migrant staff again to their states.
They had been, nevertheless, picked up Delhi Police later within the night and brought to a close-by police station.
“We’ve got simply been arrested by the Delhi Police,” Sinha tweeted.
There was no speedy remark from the police.
Sinha, a former BJP chief and a trenchant critic of the Narendra Modi authorities, stated civilian authorities, be it central or state dispensations, have “failed” migrant staff who’ve been compelled to stroll on roads, with some even dying within the process.
“Our simple demand is that the accountability be given to the armed forces and paramilitary forces that they need to, with all sources at their command and with no matter civilian sources they’ll commandeer, ship these migrant staff to their houses with dignity,” he stated. Earlier than being taken into custody by the police, Sinha stated he’ll proceed along with his dharma till his demands are met. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh alleged that the BJP simply cares only wealthy segment of society and it has left the poor to defend for themselves.
“The central government has no technique as a result of it has no one to assist the migrants. The BJP is an anti-poor authorities. You may name individuals from overseas however cannot assist the migrants strolling on the streets. The continuing disaster has proved that,” he stated.
AAP MLA Dilip Pandey stated the central government ought to present some sensitivity in direction of the migrants labour.
“The central government has capability to run 20,000 trains each day and ferry 2.three crore individuals each day throughout the nation. It ought to use this capability to assist individuals,” he stated.
AAP leaders later protested towards the police choice to interrupt up their dharna and detain them.
Sanjay Singh asked if it’s a crime to protest for the rights of migrants. The politicians who unfold hatred usually are not arrested by police however those that combat for the rights of poor migrants are taken into custody, Pandey stated.