New Delhi, May 19 : The Uttar Pradesh government and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are engaged in a bitter letter war as both of them writing to each other over the buses arranged for taking the migrants to their destinations. As many as 9 letters were exchanged between them, the latest by Priyanka Gandhi at 3.45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
Amidst all this, the buses that were supposed to come to Ghaziabad and Noida are still stuck at UP border till 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
As per the letter written by Priyanka Gandhi’s office at 3.45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the UP government has still not allowed the buses ato enter into the state.
Supriya Shrinate, Priyanka Gandhi’s close aide, said now RTO is putting pressure on the bus owners to withdraw their buses.
The latest in the letter warfare was replied by Sandeep Singh at 12.15 p.m. to UP’s Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi that buses will reach at 5 p.m. to Ghaziabad and Noida. This letter was in response to UP government’s letter at 11.05 a.m. asking buses to report at Ghaziabad and Noida.
The letter war ensued late at Monday night when personal aide of Priyanka Gandhi got a message from Additional Chief Secretary, UP, at 11.40 p.m. to report the buses at Lucknow at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, which was replied prompltly by Priyanka Gandhi’s office.
The letter written early Tuesday at 2.10 a.m. alleged that a letter was received from the Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi’s office at 11.40 p.m. on late Monday night which said that all the buses should report in Lucknow by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, is nothing but politics.
Prior to this letter, UP government wrote a letter accepting Congress proposal for 1000 buses on Monday afternoon which was received by Priyanka Gandhi’s office at 4.01 p.m. on Monday. It was in persuance of letter written by Priyanka Gandhi offering buses for the migrants.
The proposal of buses were sent on May 16 and handed over to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath by the state Congress leaders.
There was allegation from the government that some numbers of the buses are turned to be of auto and bike which is vehemently denied by the Congress which said that there may be some discrepancies.
Rajiv Shukla said that “when all the buses are lined up in Agra, anybody can go and check, why indulging in papers, but count the number of buses.”