New Delhi, May 20 : In a humanitarian move, the Delhi Congress on Wednesday arranged for the rail fare of the 300 students from Kerala stranded in the national capital.
Delhi Congress President Chaudhary Anil Kumar said that at the direction of Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the party arranged the journey of over 300 students from Delhi to Kerala, who were stranded in the national capital due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
He said the students were sent to Kerala in Shramik Special train.
He said that Delhi Congress will bear the train fares of these students, besides providing them food packets and water.
He said that Delhi Congress, on the advice of AICC General Secretary K.C. Venugoal, had last week set up a Help Desk and appointed K.N. Jayaraj and K.P. Vinod Kumar to coordinate with these students to facilitate their return to their home state.
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) office-bearers also pitched in to help the Kerala students’ journey.
Kumar said that these Kerala students were studying in the various universities and colleges of Delhi and the lockdown forced them to vacate their hostel rooms with nowhere to stay and no money for personal expenses.
“However, at the direction of Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Congress stepped in to make their travel arrangements to Kerala,” the Congress leader said.
He said that Delhi Congress has been facilitating the travel of migrant workers to their home states as well as providing them wholesome meals while alleging that the Kejriwal government in Delhi and the Modi government at the Centre did nothing for these people.
He also said that Congress Ki Rasoi, spread across Delhi serving nutritious meals to the poor people ever since the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, will be dedicated to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his martyrdom day on Thursday.