CM Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government on Friday (22 May) cleared Rs 36 lakh bill sent by Congress-led Rajasthan government for facilitating the return of stranded students of Uttar Pradesh from Kota, reports PTI.
Notably, the Rajasthan government had on Thursday sent a bill of Rs 36.36 lakh for sending Kota students back home in Uttar Pradesh amid the lockdown.
"In mid-April, the Uttar Pradesh government had decided to bring students of UP stranded in Kota due to lockdown back home. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses were deployed for bringing them back, but the number of students there was more than our estimate and we needed additional buses," UPSRTC Managing Director Raj Shekhar was quoted as saying as per report.
"The buses of Rajasthan Roadways available in Kota were used for ferrying students till Agra and Mathura. The bill for the same was raised by the Rajasthan Roadways which has been cleared by the UPSRTC," he added.
Strongly criticising the move, CM Yogi’s media adviser Mritunjay Kumar said that the move showed inhumane face of the Rajasthan government.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati too voiced criticism against the Ashok Gehlot government for invoicing the UP government for ferrying the stranded students.
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