Rahul Gandhi said, “It is not our job to say that you belong to me and that you cannot go to work in Maharashtra, it is an absolutely absurd position.”
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday that the people of Uttar Pradesh are not his “personal property,” and said that the leader of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, said that the people of Uttar Pradesh are not his “personal property.” The UP prime minister said Sunday that other states will have to seek permission from his government before hiring workers from his state, comments that prompted strong reactions from congressional leaders.
“It is very unfortunate that the UP prime minister sees India in this way. These people are not their personal property, they are not UP personal property, these people are Indian citizens and they have the right to decide what they want to do and they have the right to live life, they want to live, “he said in a virtual press conference.
Claiming that it was the job of the leaders to support these workers and fulfill their dreams, Gandhi said: “It is not our job to say that you belong to me and that you cannot go to work in Maharashtra, it is absolutely absurd position.”
“I think it is unfortunate. I think people are Indian first and then belong to their states, ”he said, adding that it was up to the people of India and the people of UP to decide where they want to work and it was not the decision of the prime minister. He said that if a UP citizen wants to go and fulfill his dreams in Maharashtra or Delhi or Karnataka or anywhere else, he should have the right to do so.
Annoyed that migrant workers “were not adequately served” by various states in the wake of the coronavirus-induced blockade, Adityanath had said, “These workers are our greatest resource and will employ them in Uttar Pradesh as the state government is going to establish a commission for your job. ” “They are our people … and if some states want them back, they have to ask the state government for permission,” Adityanath said during an interaction with RSS-affiliated publications “Panchjanya” and “Organizer” on Sunday.
The President of the Karnataka Congress, D K Shivakumar, in a series of tweets also criticized UP CM for his comments. “UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s measure to restrict the recruitment of UP people is unconstitutional and goes against the right to freedom of movement. Mr. Yogi, please note that UP is not the private property of your government, ”he tweeted. “UP people do not need permission from their government to work anywhere in India. Yogi does not understand the basic rules of government in a democracy,” added Shivakumar.