BJP’s Ashish Shelar Writes To CM Uddhav Thackeray demanding Special Konkan Trains For Ganeshotsav

The BJP leader took to twitter to question the state government about the pending decision, e-passes and safety measures for the devotees who wish to travel to Konkan for Ganeshotsav.

BJP’s Ashish Shelar Writes To CM Uddhav Thackeray demanding Special Konkan Trains For Ganeshotsav

Since Ganeshotsav is only a month away, devotees are looking forward to travelling to their villages in the Konkan district to celebrate the festival. However, due to the coronavirus crisis this year, passenger trains are mostly only working for essential workers and government employees. No confirmation on special trains for Konkan has been announced the state yet.

Following this, BJP leader Ashish Shelar wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He raised his concern and shared the letter on Twitter. Questioning the intention of the Thackeray-led State Government Shelar tweeted, "Will people (chakarmani) going to Konkan for Ganeshotsav not be allowed? Will the State Government break up the people of Konkan the same way they did with Lalbaugcha Raja?" He further questioned the government on the availability of the e-passes and safety measures for the passengers who wish to travel to Konkan for the festival.  

He said that while the Railway Minister is ready to provide special trains for Konkan, the state government hasn't raised the issue yet. He also further went on to accuse the state government of harassing Konkani people on all sides. 

In his letter to the CM, Shelar said that the government has not yet announced its decision when he has only 15 days to go to Konkan after holding 14 days of quarantine. He also questioned the CM that while the government has fixed the price of COVID-19 antibody tests at Rs 250, will the employees going to Konkan be given the test for free? 

According to the BJP leader, he has expressed his views as there is confusion, fear and dissatisfaction in the minds of Chakarmani and Konkanati villagers since the state government has not announced any decision yet. 

Recently, the Passenger Union of Konkan in Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan had started a campaign on WhatsApp in order to demand a special Konkan train for devotees to visit their villages to celebrate Ganeshotsav. 

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