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Nation Current Affairs 03 Jun 2020 AAP MP Sanjay Singh ...

AAP MP Sanjay Singh to ferry guest workers using air tickets entitled to him

Published Jun 3, 2020, 12:36 pm IST
Updated Jun 3, 2020, 1:01 pm IST
An MP is entitled to 34 business class tickets in domestic flights annually.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh. (PTI)
 AAP leader Sanjay Singh. (PTI)

New Delhi: AAP leader Sanjay Singh has decided to use the 34 air tickets he is entitled to as an MP to help stranded guest workers reach Patna from Delhi by flight, party sources said.

He will accompany 33 guest workers in a flight to Patna on Wednesday evening, they said. An MP is entitled to 34 business class tickets in domestic flights annually.


The decision was praised by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who said it would serve as an inspiration for everyone.

"Everyone will be inspired by this unique initiative of Sanjay ji. Those whom God has given means, it is their responsibility to put their resources in the service of others. Sanjay ji deserves to be congratulated," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Responding to the compliment, Singh said these were the ideals with which he entered politics.

"Thank you Arvind Kejriwal ji. These are the ideals with which we entered politics with you and I will try to follow them throughout my life," he said in a tweet.

The coronavirus-triggered lockdown has had a devastating impact on the economy as well as on the livelihoods of lakhs of migrant workers.

The plight of guest workers, walking hundreds, sometimes thousands of kilometres, cycling or clambering onto buses and trains, to go from urban centres to their villages has been the focus of concern for almost two months.

The Centre has said around four crore guest workers are engaged in various jobs across the country. And so far, 75 lakh of them have returned home in trains and buses since the nationwide lockdown was imposed.