UP CM Yogi Adityanath Slams Opposition For Indulging In Politics On The Issue Of Migrant WorkersUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (@GorakhnathMndr/Twitter)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has slammed the opposition for indulging in politics on the issue of migrant workers.

"It is unfortunate that some people are playing politics in the time of crisis even when the Modi government is helping the poor through the ''Garib Kalyan'' package. When these people were in power, the benefits of welfare schemes never reached the poor. The same people are now playing politics on the issue of migrant workers," he said in a video message on Tuesday (5 May).

The Chief Minister said that in the last 3 days, more than 50,000 labourers and other citizens have returned to the state. All those who have returned had their medical checks done. Food and lodging arrangements of many were done by the government. The government is helping every citizen and is ensuring that food is provided to all, he said.

Yogi Adityanath further said that a sum of Rs 1,630 crore has been deposited in the Jan Dhan accounts of 3.26 crores women in the state in April as well May. He said that two instalments of Rs 2,000 each have been deposited in the accounts of 2.34 crore farmers in UP.

He said that the country was unitedly fighting against the Corona pandemic and some vested interest were trying to derail this battle.

(With inputs from IANS)

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