Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday stated that the state authorities had paid Rs 1 crore for arranging 17 trains for the return of scholars belonging to state who have been stranded in Kota.
He stated that the Rajasthan authorities ought to have borne the bills.
“The Rajasthan government had said that the expense of the students going from Kota to Bihar will be borne by Bihar. The Bihar govt deposited Rs 1 crore for 17 trains and then only could the Kota students come. Depositing Rs 1 crore for students was not a big amount for either Bihar or Rajasthan,” Sushil Modi instructed information company ANI.
He additionally stated that the scholars weren’t introduced in buses, which had began plying lengthy earlier than trains, as the gap between Kota and Patna is greater than 1300 km.
“Covering a distance of more than 1300 km in buses by students is not feasible as due to the lockdown there were no food stalls opened on the highways,” he stated.
While slamming the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress, the Deputy Chief Minister stated, “The RJD and Congress were talking of 3000 buses and 300 trains but where are they? I would like to request them to deposit Rs 1 crore in the CM Relief fund so that it can benefit the poor states like Bihar.”