Bring back Keralites from other states in KSRTC buses: Ramesh Chennithala


“The government must rethink about utilising KSRTC buses to bring back Keralites. The Opposition is demanding the government’s immediate intervention considering the situation,” he clarified.

Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala demanded the state government to show more responsibility in efforts to bring back Keralites stranded in other states.

Addressing the media here on Saturday, the Congress leader demanded the government to expedite efforts to bring back Keralites stranded in other states and arrange train facilities.

“The government must rethink about utilising KSRTC buses to bring back Keralites. KSRTC buses can be sent to Bengaluru and Hyderabad to bring back Malayalees stranded there. The Opposition is demanding the government’s immediate intervention considering the situation,” Ramesh Chennithala clarified.

“At a time when other states are operating 200-300 buses to bring back their people stranded in other states back home, Pinarayi Vijayan’s adamance that not even a single KSRTC bus will be used for the purpose is not useful,” the Opposition leader said.

Facilities must be arranged for Keralites to return home. All those seeking must be granted passes to return to the state. It's high time that the government has a clear idea about bringing back Keralites from other states, the Congress leader added.

Chennithala alleged that hundreds of people were waiting at the borders but no officials concerned had been stationed there. “None of the ministers visited the waiting people. As there are no officials at borders and check posts, there are changes in decisions which is creating confusion,” he complained.

Ramesh Chennithala also condemned the government move accepting financial assistance from devaswoms at a time when the devaswoms themselves are struggling to take care of their day-to-day affairs.

“There is nothing wrong in donating to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) but forcing them to donate is not acceptable,” he said.

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