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Jaipur: Concerned over the situation of stranded Rajasthanis across the nation, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had been working on war footing to bring them back to their home state and if all goes well, the Rajasthanis could come back from next month onwards.
Gehlot has been in touch with Chief Ministers of various states in this regard as also with the Union Home Ministry. While Gehlot has already spoken to Chief Ministers of West bengal, Assam, Chattisgarh amongst other states regard this, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also phoned his Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot regarding the arrangements made for the students of Maharashtra in Kota.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a telephonic discussion with the Rajasthan Chief Minister on measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus by both the states and on various other subjects,” Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said on Friday.
“They also discussed arrangements made for the students of Maharashtra in Kota and are collectively working on modalities to bring the kids back home,” it added. While Gehlot has been proactively seeking relief for Rajasthanis and trying to bring them home by also instructing the bureaucracy to keep constant talks open between their counterparts in other states, the foremost challenge faced by Gehlot government has been of permission from the state where the Rajasthanis are currently stranded.
Unless the other state does not permit the stranded individuals, they can not be brought home. However, the recent incident of Kota students being taken home by various states, has been a major turnaround for Gehlot government which is now organizing trains and buses to fetch the stranded Rajasthanis.
The Chief Minister has asked officials to ensure proper testing, food and transport and if need be quarantine facilities for these individuals once they return back.
On Saturday Gehlot tweeted regarding stranded migrant laborers saying, “In fight against Covid 19, whole nation stands united. Government of India should show the same unity when it comes to issuing guide lines for the states irrespective of the party lineage of ruling parties in the states.
Since Day one I have been saying a strategy must be devised for a smooth movement of migrant workers stranded across the country, but unfortunately there is no clarity on the same.” In another tweet, the Rajasthan CM said, “Planned strategy with unified command structure of communication to the states can be more fruitful instead of unofficially communicating to different states by different officers such as MHA and Cabinet secretariat to facilitate movement of Students and Migrant workers - this is not a comprehensive solution for the migrant problem we are facing.
Only meticulously planned strategy with proper mode of commuting such as special trains to be run by GOI will solve the problem.” Notably, on 27 April, CM Gehlot has a video conferencing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he will raise the issue of laborers in this VC vigorously.
It is believed that Gehlot has started work on the action plan to bring the migrant Rajasthanis home this month and happy news is coming soon. Those Rajasthanis looking to return will have to register themselves on government’ website (emitra.rajasthan.gov.in) or through e-mitra mobile app or kiosk.
After registration the Rajasthan government will get in touch with concerned state government for approval. If someone wants to return by their own car, they will have to mention during the registration. Passes will be issued to those looking to leave Rajasthan for their home states.