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Run free trains for northeast people: Yechury

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Sitaram Yechury
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Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday urged the Centre to arrange free train services for the fleeing northeast people.

Terming the development unfortunate, Mr. Yechury told journalists: “Living and working in any part of the country is the constitutionally-guaranteed right of Indians. It is the duty of the Centre and State governments to protect this right.”

“My party condemns the developments that had created fear psychosis among people of the northeast in Bangalore,” he said.

While opposing the Centre’s ban on bulk SMSs and MMSs, the Rajya Sabha member said the source of the rumours should be traced and the guilty punished.

He expressed doubts over the role of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the sangh parivar in the developments that led to the exodus from Bangalore. “The sangh parivar is getting prepared to face the next Assembly elections in Karnataka. It is out to foment trouble for communally polarising the situation and get political mileage in the polls.”

Pakistan’s possible role in the developments should not be utilised as an excuse to cover up the role of internal forces, he added.

The former MLA and CPI(M) State unit secretary, G.V. Sriram Reddy, and State committee members G. Narayanaswamy and Arjunan were present.

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Actually no free trains can be run for anyone.The entire Railway
system at present appears to be tailored for pilgrimage and the state
of the Railways is the same.There should be a mix of higher and lower
and it can be achieved only by introducing high speed railway.It is
not a dream.Telengana aspires for statehood,and they require new
developments.Dont you think that a High speed rail interchange can be
placed there with eight tracks leading to Guwahati,Delhi,Bangalore
and Chennai.The connections to Hyderabad ,the hotels,hospitals,
commercial establishments and eateries will create real development
and new life for them.We think positive growth in the right place
will ensure Indian stay Indians and cherish the culture and lifestyle
which we desire.

from:  Prof.Paul.V.John
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 at 08:12 IST

This is the most stupid suggestion.People flee or don't flee guided not by cost but by fear perception.Look at facts before training your gun on Sangh Pariwar though I do not like them one bit.Where are your comrades at this hour in Bangalore,Chennai and other cities ?

from:  GNSetty
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 at 04:41 IST

Providing free train service to people who leave the Southern states
for North-East would be equal to admitting that this exodus is okay and
reasonable. The free trains should be given to bring them back, as M S
Swaminathan has said. Mr. Yechuri tried to out-do Mr. Swaminathan,
without considering the implications.

from:  Gayathri
Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 at 01:54 IST
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